New Study Finds Legumes May Lower Cholesterol

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Were you looking for another thing to add to your list titled “Reasons Chickpeas are Amazing?” I got you covered! A new study has found that daily consumption of legumes (like chickpeas!) can reduce bad cholesterol, and reduce your risk of heart disease.

“People who ate one three-quarter-cup serving of legumes daily had a 5 percent reduction in low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels – a decrease that suggests a 5 to 6 percent reduced risk of major vascular events such as heart attack and stroke.”