Which foods really give your health a boost? What food product claims are just phooey? Find out which foods to add to your plate—and which ones to pass on.
BEANS ARE ONE OF THE BEST PLANT SOURCES OF PROTEIN, reports the University of California, Berkeley Wellness Letter, with about 8 grams per half-cup. In addition, they’re packed with fiber (6 to 9 grams per half-cup) and rich in B vitamins (particularly folate), minerals, and phytosterols—plant compounds that may also help lower cholesterol.