Beans and legumes are seriously underrated in the superfood world. Zeratsky says kidney and black beans are loaded with fiber while being high in protein, iron, and zinc. Beans are a perfect diet staple if you’re hoping to lose weight, because they keep you energized and full longer. Plus, beans are a complex carb, so it takes your body a while to convert them into energy. Research backs it up: One study found black beans help improve insulin resistance, a protective effect against obesity.
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