Beans have been on the “must eat” list for many years because of their abundant health benefits, but there are five in particular that are by far the best because of their nutritive content.
Canadian researchers recently published their top 5 healthy legumes to include in your meals. This list is great for all, but especially if you don’t eat meat, need to seriously increase your fiber intake, and/or get cholesterol and blood pressure under control.
The shining stars of the bean world are (in no particular order):
• Black beans
• Lima beans
• Navy beans
• Pinto beans
• Kidney beans
Why are these beans at the top?
Simple – they’re packed with protein and fiber, while also being low in fat and carbohydrates.
To reduce the likelihood of gas when using canned beans, make sure to dump the can into a colander and rinse them thoroughly. This washes away all the sugar and salt that contribute to ‘wind’.
Dried beans are one of the most economical food staples consumed in the world today, with literally thousands of recipes online that incorporate each of the above-mentioned varieties, there’s a bean for everyone!
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