Legumes (beans, peas, lentils, lupins)

Legumes (beans, peas, lentils, lupins)

A legume is a plant or fruit/seed in the family Fabaceae. Legumes are grown agriculturally, primarily for their grain seed called pulse, for livestock forage and silage, and as soil-enhancing green manure.

Benefits

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In areas of the world where people live measurably longer lives, it was found that the longest-lived people eat a full cup of beans every day. One study found that for every 20g intake of legumes (beans, peas, etc.), the risk of death fell by 6 percent.

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