The U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends eating about 3 cups of legumes, including beans, per week. If you eat about ½ cup of beans every day, you’ll meet the weekly Dietary Guidelines for legumes. USDA MyPlate guidelines count beans as both a vegetable and a plant-based protein source, and so it is not hard to put more beans in your diet.
Bean Nutrition Facts
Data based on ½ cup servings of beans that have been cooked from the dry form and drained of cooking liquid. Canned beans will contain more sodium. Based on The Bean Institute