Beans : The More You Eat, the Less You Risk!

The Polyp Prevention Trial (PPT) compared people eating the most cooked dry beans (legumes) to people eating the least. Those eating the most beans showed 65% lower recurrence of colon adenomas (tumors).

Each person in the PPT had to have had at least one adenomatous polyp removed during a colonoscopy to be eligible for the study. The average follow-up time was three years. Those in the highest consumption group ate 3.7 times more beans than those in the lowest group.

PositiveTip: Try to include at least 3-4 servings of cooked dry legumes in your weekly diet. Discover new ways to include more of these protective foods in your diet.