What Dietitians Consider to Be the Seven Healthiest Beans

Lentils include polyphenols, plant-based antioxidants and anti-inflammatories.

White beans vary in size and taste. Cannellini, butter, navy, and Great Northern beans are popular.

Black beans with rice or whole grain recipes increase consumption. 

Garbanzo beans—chickpeas—are versatile. Roasted, pan-fried, crushed, eaten cold, blended into hummus, or milled into flour for dough, pasta, and baked products.

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Pinto beans are popular for good reason. 

Red blood cell formation, hormone synthesis, cell expansion, and brain development require iron.

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