What You Need to Know About ... Nuts, Beans & Oils

Nuts and beans are packed with protein, vitamins and minerals. And if you choose wisely, even oils can be good for you


In other cultures, nuts, seeds and beans make up a major part of the diet, supplying all sorts of key nutrients that are hard to replace. If Americans could incorporate more of them into meals, much as we have embraced olive oil to replace less healthy sources of fat, our collective health would improve, and our average waistline would shrink. Here's why:


Although we tend to think of them as snack foods, nuts and seeds are actually terrific sources of protein, healthy oils and other nutrients, especially vitamin E. For that reason, the American Heart...

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