iVillage: Do You Have These 10 Superfoods in Your Pantry?

Smart Staple: Beans

An inexpensive source of dietary fiber, B vitamins and antioxidants, beans offer a combination of carbohydrates and protein that will keep you feeling full for hours. What’s more, they are extremely versatile, says Jamieson-Petonic. Wondering whether it’s worth the time to hydrate your own beans? Bottom line: Both canned and dried beans are packed with nutrients and extremely economical. If you use canned ones, just be sure to rinse them well to cut the sodium by as much as one-third.

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