Adding Beans to the Diet May Be Beneficial

A new study suggests replacing 10% of your carbs for beans and other healthy fats like olive oil and avocado can be healthy:

Trading about 10 percent of carbohydrates in the diet for beans and healthful fats such as olive oil can help control high blood pressure and raise the level of “good cholesterol,” according to a new study.

Experts said that the findings will help alter the standard dietary advice for people at high risk of heart disease. They also underscore the health benefits of popular foods including nuts, avocados and olive oil. (Washington Post)

My motto lately has been “an avocado a day keeps the doctor away” but maybe it should be “an avocado, some beans, and some nuts every day keeps the doctor away.”

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Does this include peanut butter?