Like oats and apples, legumes are a great source of soluble fiber which makes them a great artery cleansing food.
One study noted by the Bean Institute concluded one half cup serving of legumes per day was associated with a 38% reduced risk for a heart attack.
Other research suggests people consuming legumes at least 4 times per week had a 22% lower risk of heart disease compared to people who ate legumes one time or less per week.
Legumes are high in fiber and protein meaning they can help keep you full after eating.
They are also a source of potassium, magnesium, iron and vitamin B6.