Beans: The Superfood You’ve Always Known

Beans: The Superfood You’ve Always Known
Kale haters, rejoice—the latest trendy ingredients in snacks and at mealtime are pinto beans, chickpeas, lentils and peas
Anna Howle once swore she would never eat another bean.

The 53-year old government program manager in Washington, D.C., ate pinto beans every day growing up in a Native American community in Central New Mexico. “Beans were a sign of poverty,” she recalls.

But she has focused more on nutrition in the past year and recently signed up with a Weight Watchers plan that, to her surprise, encourages people to eat beans. “I’ve gone back to pinto beans,” she says, preparing them at least twice a week in her crockpot.