Questions To Ask Yourself If You Are Committed to A Better Health: Why are beans good for me?

Three Questions To Ask Yourself If You Are Committed to A Better Health

  • Why are beans good for me?
  • Why should I eat beans?
  • Do beans contribute to my health?

This is a fact that my Chinese friend Young shared with me.  In the tombs of the Great Chinese Emperors archaeologists have found two foods, green tea and beans.  Both are essential items for your overall wellness.  I love beans, their texture, color, and amazing nutrients make my heart happy.  When I travel, which I do often, my first meal when I get home, is a bowl of rice and beans – Enjoy this article, and as always, I would love to hear from you.

 

A  Lesson On Beans

Beans are members of the Legume family.  They are a precious source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, and plant based protein.  The genetic make-up of beans includes

All of these properties aids in the fight against cancer.

Beans usually come in three ways:

Can Beans: this is one of the most popular types.  One 16 oz. can is usually enough for two servings

Dried beans: this type comes in bags.  A sixteen ounce bag gives enough for 6 to 8 servings.

Fresh Shell beans: this type comes in barrels and sits among vegetables at the stores.  It usually sells by weight.

To The three Questions Posed Above, This Is What Wellness By Nature Shares:

Beans are good for you and you should eat beans, because they contribute to your wellness and health by,

  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Lowering cholesterol
  • Strengthening kidneys
  • Promoting digestion
  • Fighting the bad populaces – cancer promoters  

Beans and Nutrition

  • Besides the excellent properties, beans make a wonderful substitute for individuals who desire to eat less meats and eggs.  Beans are plant protein and do not have some of the negative proteins attached to red meats.
Beans and Gas
  • Some individuals complain about beans giving them gas.  This is true.  However, with dried beans, soaking them overnight, removing the “soaked” water and cooking with fresh water will remove some of the gas causing properties from the beans.

Read more:  Beans And Gas   

😀 A Gift:

  1. Quick Black Beans with Rice                                                         2 servings
  • Drain 1 can of black beans
  • Dice ½ of onion
  • Chop 2 cloves of garlic
  • Chop 2 tablespoons of fresh cilantro
  • Place all ingredients in a pot
  • Add 1 cup of brown or par-boiled rice
  • Add 2 cups of vegetable broth
  • Add ½ teaspoon of cumin, ½ teaspoon oregano, ½ teaspoon
  • of Low Sodium Tamari sauce, and ½ teaspoon of Dash

Cook over low heat for about 30 minutes (until liquid is gone) and rice if fluffy

 

For a complete meal, add a nice salad and couple of slices of dark bread – a very healthy, nutritious, and satisfying meal.

Wellness Hints and Beans:
  1. Keep beans stored in dark places so they can stay fresher longer.
  2. Cook dried beans and freeze some for those days when you don’t feel like cooking.
  3. Freeze left over beans, add 2 cups of vegetables, a cup of broth, and some spices for a quick satisfying soup – experiment, and use your imagination.

Watch Video: Wellness And  How To Cook Dry Beans

In conclusion, in any effort to eat well, there shall you find beans!  Be brave and cook some.  They are powerhouses of nutrients and vitamins.  There are dried and in cans.  Add a couple spices and you would have a super meal!

Well there we are learning about beans.  Wellness By Nature appreciates your time!  As always, let you physician know that you would like to add beans to your diet.   You can also ask us questions and send us a line – we love to share, talk, and have FUN!

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Read more:  Natural Beans Slide Show 

Read more:  Wellness and Beans 

Love to hear from you: cande@wellnessbynature.org

 

 

Candelaria Brown

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Candelaria Brown

I'm no doctor, but I love sharing from my vast knowledge on the power of foods and techniques that help you vastly improve your life in areas like physical health, sickness prevention, and emotional and spiritual balance. Read more about me...

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