Eating beans could prevent blood clots, says expert

“When your body is flooded with this coagulant protein, blood clotting is likely.”

She added: “If you don’t like beans, I recommend other sources of flavonoids such as fruits (apples, pear, citrus, cherries, or grapes), black or green tea, nuts, and red wine.”

Her claim was backed by Web MD, which lists beans as a food that can help prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) – when a blood clot forms in a deep vein in the arms or legs – due to their high flavonoid and antioxidant content.

However, it warns against beans that are tinned and contain added salt – since salt can raise blood pressure.

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