Bean power? Yes beans (legumes) such as chick peas, black, red, white beans, lentils etc. are powerful health promoters. They can lower cholesterol, lower cardiovascular disease risk, lower colorectal cancer risk, improve gut health, are high in fiber, B vitamins, protein and healthy carbs, and tend to satisfy! The people in the blue zones (areas of greater longevity) tend to eat beans regularly as well! Strive to include beans to maximize your health and wellness!