The 7 Healthiest Beans to Eat, According to Dietitians

Plant-based chemicals called polyphenols, which have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities, are abundant in lentils.


There are numerous kinds of white beans, varying in size and flavor with minor variances.

White Beans

Black beans are nutrient-dense and include antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.

Black Beans

They can be ground into flour and used to make dough, pasta, and baked items, or they can be roasted, pan-fried, mashed, eaten cold, or pureed into hummus.


There's a solid reason pinto beans are among the most often consumed beans. A 1/2-cup serving provides 8 grams of fiber, which is more than 28% of your daily fiber requirements.

Pinto Beans

Red kidney beans are a good source of plant-based iron; they are most commonly used in rice, chili, and stewed bean meals.

Red Kidney Beans

One of the highest-protein plant foods, 1/2 cup of lupini beans contains 13 grams of protein, or nearly twice as much as 2 ounces of meat.

Lupini Beans