This post is dedicated to beans. Beans are often overlooked as a health food. We could all benefit from adding more beans to our daily meals. In this article, you will learn how beans can benefit your health, information about varieties of common beans, how they are best used, and recipes they are in.
Studies done on areas of the world with the oldest living people show that they all consume lots of beans. Beans are beneficial for preventing cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes, and they are good for your heart. Dr. Michael Greger recommends consuming them every meal, or three servings a day if possible. I don’t eat them quite that much, but I have definitely been sneaking them into meals more than ever before. For more great nutrition information, go to Nutrition Facts: Beans.
Beans are a great ingredient for vegans. Besides being high in nutrients, they are often blended and formed into patties, “meatballs”, and more. Beans are so versatile. Comforting stews, soups, and chilies are also great ways to incorporate more beans. Blend them up and use as a spread. Add to salads, wraps, tacos, and burritos.
Let’s take a look at some common varieties that you are likely to find in the store:
Great for beans and rice, chilies, and soups.
Perfect salad topping, or use to make falafel and hummus.
Used for baked beans, refried beans, and great for taco/burrito filling.
Great for beans and rice, taco/burrito filling, and veggie burgers.
Use in soups, chilies, or smash and serve on toast.
Now you are ready to start using more beans in your diet. If you enjoyed this article, let me know in the comments below. Subscribe below to receive new recipes and articles each week. Thanks for reading!