Friday Favorites: Benefits of Beans for Peripheral Vascular Disease

Do legumes—beans, chickpeas, split peas, and lentils—work only to prevent disease, or can they help treat and reverse it as well?

It meant a lot to me to finally be able to cover peripheral artery disease. If you remember my personal story, that’s one of the conditions that plagued my grandmother and one of the reasons she was confined in a wheelchair. She had been waiting to die—until she was saved by evidence-based nutrition, which inspired me to do for everyone’s family what Nathan Pritikin did for mine.

For more on central artery disease, see How Not to Die from Heart Disease (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-not-to-die-from-heart-disease), and the scores of other videos I have on heart disease.

What else can beans do? See:
• Beans and the Second-Meal Effect (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/beans-and-the-second-meal-effect/)
• Increased Lifespan from Beans (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/increased-lifespan-from-beans/)
• Slow Your Beating Heart: Beans vs. Exercise (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/slow-beating-heart-beans-vs-exercise/)
• The Hispanic Paradox: Why Do Latinos Live Longer? (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-hispanic-paradox-why-do-latinos-live-longer)
• Benefits of Lentils and Chickpeas (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/benefits-of-lentils-and-chickpeas/)

You may also be interested in Canned Beans or Cooked Beans? (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/canned-beans-or-cooked-beans/) and Beans and Gas: Clearing the Air (https://nutritionfacts.org/2011/12/05/beans-and-gas-clearing-the-air/).

What’s this “Daily Dozen” I mentioned in the video? That’s from my book How Not to Die. See How Not to Die: An Animated Summary (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-not-to-die-an-animated-summary/). There are also two different treatments you can check out: Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen Checklist (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/dr-gregers-daily-dozen-checklist/) and the more fanciful Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen Checklist (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/dr-gregers-daily-dozen-checklist-2/).

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-Michael Greger, MD FACLM

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