Beans, beans they're good for your heart! That's right! They really are… so here's to eating more of them!
Eating beans regularly can actually promote a healthier heart as well as reduce the risks of certain cancers due to the phytochemicals contained inside these little powerhouse superfoods. Beans come in so many colors, shapes, flavors and textures there should be a favorite bean out there for even the pickiest eaters. Beans are found in most civilizations dating back as far as ancient times. When families of the Great Depression couldn't afford to purchase meat, beans were used to fill the protein void.
Being high in fiber but low in calories, beans can help lower cholesterol while providing protein, antioxidants, B vitamins, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper, zinc and more. I hope you have some dried beans stocked in your pantry! Beans not only offer a good source of energy, but they also have a low glycemic index which will assist in blood sugar management, perfect for diabetics. Studies also show that folks tend to weigh less when the consume more fiber, so that is a plus for those trying to keep a slimmer waistline.
Don't know how to prepare dry beans? Simply follow the instructions in this article and enjoy your beautiful superfood beans.
Looking for some awesome recipes for beans? Well look no further
- White Chili
- Easy Fiesta Beans
- Cowboy Pinto Beans
- Southwestern Black Bean with Mango and Quinoa
- Try your luck with black eyed peas in this recipe for Hoppin' John
- Even Martha Stewart creates something special with beans in this recipe for Red Bean Tahini Spread
- Adzuki Beans with Yam will knock your socks off!