Research by, Cyril Kendall, PhD, nutrition researcher, University of Toronto, Canda. What if there were a food that had an incredible power to help you lose weight or avoid gaining weight? You’d try it, right? Well, a new study shows exactly what that food is. It’s beans and other legumes!

To see what new benefits these nutrient-packed foods might have, researchers tracked adults who ate a daily serving (three-quarters cup) of beans, lentils, peas or chickpeas. Result: They felt 31% fuller after meals than those who didn’t eat legumes. If you’re trying to lose weight: Add legumes to your daily diet.