Heart beat: Make it a bean burger with that beer

Heart beat

Make it a bean burger with that beer

Published: March, 2014

For many people, the recipe for a successful summer cookout includes a sizzling burger and an ice-cold beer. Routinely combining red meat and alcohol, though, may not be so good for your heart. Instead, try a bean burger.

The difference has to do with the kind of iron in meat (heme iron), which may contribute to heart disease, and zinc, which may fight it.

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