Health & Beauty Report: The Beauty Benefits of 8 Heart Healthy Foods
Celebrate American Heart Month by indulging in these foods that are good for both your health and beauty
Lentils = strong and healthy hair and nailsThe scoop: "Lentils are a stellar source of fiber and potassium, two nutrients that can help tame high blood pressure," says Bauer, who also notes that the beans are "one of the best plant sources of iron and protein, which help your hair and nails grow healthy and strong."
Tip: In their book "SuperFoods HealthStyle," Dr. Steven Pratt and Kathy Matthews praise the virtues of beans -- all beans. They love them because they help to lower cholesterol, reduce cancer risks, reduce obesity and offer many other health benefits. The pair says that lentils are a "great introduction to legumes" because they're easy to cook (no soaking required) and very versatile. They recommend, "cooking up a batch to keep in a plastic container and eat as a side dish or add to broth for an almost instant, filling, healthy soup."
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