Updated: Jun 13
Beans are good for you in many ways AND they may help with living longer.
Benefits of eating beans:
Full of fiber
Some of the fiber in beans functions as a prebiotic
Nutrient dense - folate, zinc, potassium
Provides plenty of protein in a plant based form
Beans are filling and take longer to digest
What to eat:
*make sure you choose low sodium
How to eat more:
As a side dish with onion, garlic & herbs.
Soups, stews, chilis.
Use lentils as a substitute for ground meat.
Roast garbanzos with seasonings.
Purée for a bean dip.
Use cannellini or garbanzos mashed as a sandwich spread.
Add black beans to a breakfast burrito.
One of my favorite recipes:
White Bean Rosemary Dip
Salt & Pepper
Blend ingredients in food processor.
Serve with carrots, celery, pita chips, crackers or tortilla chips.