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Add These Disease-Fighting Foods to Your Diet to Live a Longer Life

Men's Health Logo By Jenn Sinrich of Men's Health | Slide 2 of 23: Beans, peas, lentils, peanuts, and chickpeas are excellent sources of fiber and plant-based protein to stabilize blood sugar and keep cravings at bay. They also help nourish a healthy microbiome. “A healthy gut microbiome is known to help regulate inflammation, lower blood lipids (cholesterol) and regulate immune function,” explains Suzanne Dixon, RD, a dietitian with The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. She recommends including at least five serving of legumes in your diet weekly.

Legumes

Beans, peas, lentils, peanuts, and chickpeas are excellent sources of fiber and plant-based protein to stabilize blood sugar and keep cravings at bay. They also help nourish a healthy microbiome.

“A healthy gut microbiome is known to help regulate inflammation, lower blood lipids (cholesterol) and regulate immune function,” explains Suzanne Dixon, RD, a dietitian with The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. She recommends including at least five serving of legumes in your diet weekly.

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