Protein: Heart-healthy sources

Does your diet include unhealthy sources of protein, perhaps burgers, hot dogs and fried chicken in excess? Do your heart a favor and choose your proteins wisely. Legumes are a great source of heart-healthy protein. They include beans, peas and lentils. Legumes are typically low in fat and contain no cholesterol. Legumes also contain soluble and insoluble fiber.

Last Updated Feb 13, 2018


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