notice it says ‘we’re not sure about beans’ and ‘we don’t know if everything can be absorbed’ . i think those are the key factors.
beans might have a lot of antioxidants in a test tube, but they tested dried beans in some cases, NO ONE eats dried beans. ICK. you can’t eat them. so, i think that’s irrelevant. this study is crap, they should have cooked the beans, and refried them and then seen how much they have. what use is a study if they don’t put in the edible form of a food? at least they cooked the artichoke. noone eats those raw.
i would still go with berries and low GI fruits. much less carbs, more nutrients and tastier! (unless you’re not on a low carb diet, some beans are ok. but watch out, they should be soaked or else… you know what happens!)