As anyone who has ever downed one too many bowls of chili knows, beans are probably the last food that pops in your head for gut health. Fact is, they’re filled with the resistant starch that feeds good bacteria, says Kellman. Black, kidney, pinto — all varieties have strong prebiotic powers, not to mention lots of quality protein. If eating them leaves you bloated or breaking wind, Kellman suggests consuming small amounts at first, so your body has time to get used to them.
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