Beans may get a bad rap for making people gassy, but that’s no reason to cut them out of your diet. Experts recommend you consume up to 3 cups of the legumes a week—because they are so good for your health. And the more you eat, the less likely you are to have tummy trouble. “People who eat beans on a consistent basis experience less gas and bloating than people who consume them less often,” says Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD, Health‘s contributing nutrition editor. You have so many varieties to choose from—black beans, navy beans, and kidney beans to name a few. Read on to find out why they’re so good for your health, and delicious new ways to make them.
Beans are good for you! Try to slowly incorporate them into your diet!