10 High-Protein Beans

Small in size and big in metabolism-boosting protein, these white beans are uber-versatile.A half-cup has more potassium than a medium banana.

1. Great Northern Beans

Particularly filling due to almost 8 grams of fiber per half cup, "studies have found that consuming lentils may regulate blood sugar levels and improve gut health.

2. Lentils

Split peas and green peas come from the exact same plant—the difference comes with the processing. Green peas get peeled, dried, and skinned

3. Split Peas

Black beans contain resistant starch, a type of starch that is not broken down like other carbohydrates and thus does not raise your blood sugar as much," Batayneh says.

4. Black Beans

"black-eyed peas are a great source of iron, vitamin B9 and folate," Previte says.

5. Black-Eyed Peas

The slightly smaller cousin of great northern beans, these creamy legumes are mild, versatile, and packed with manganese, copper, and thiamine, Previte says.

6. Navy Beans

The slightly smaller cousin of great northern beans, these creamy legumes are mild, versatile, and packed with manganese, copper, and thiamine, Previte says.

7. Pinto Beans

Start now for an ample dose of protein, calcium, and potassium. When a pasta fagioli soup calls for beans, try these for a rich-flavored fix.

8. Cranberry (aka Roman) Beans

Named after the organ it resembles, these beans are potassium rockstars and a half cup supplies 21 percent of your iron needs.

9. Red Kidney Beans

They're particularly beneficial in improving insulin sensitivity, blood cholesterol levels, and gut health," Batayneh says

10. Garbanzo Beans(Chickpeas)

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