Harvard Men's Health Watch

Meat or beans: What will you have? Part ll: Beans

Red meat is a justifiable source of protein and iron, but research has established a connection between higher meat consumption and higher rates of several cancers, and a higher mortality rate in general. For those looking to cut back on the amount of meat they eat for health reasons, legumes such as black beans, chickpeas, and lentils are an excellent source of protein and fiber.
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