Beans, chickpeas, lentils…you know, those legumes that are often thought of as a poor man's meal. Or worse, something to avoid so you don't toot! Well, it's time to kick those tired stereotypes to the curb because legumes are nutritional dynamos with enough superpowers to make you ditch the beef for good.
Let's get the skinny on the bean-y with Mariana Valdés Moreno, the top nutritional honcho at UNAM's Faculty of Higher Studies Zaragoza. She says these little dudes are a vital part of a balanced diet that leaves you feeling like a million bucks (which you just might save by switching from steak to chickpeas). We can thank vegetarian and vegan trends for reminding us of their tasty charms.