A nutritional powerhouse, beans deliver fiber, protein and vitamins in every serving. Plus they are naturally low in total fat and contain no saturated fat or cholesterol.
Depending on the variety of bean, a half-cup serving can deliver from 5-8 grams of fiber. With a daily-recommended intake of 25 grams of fiber for women and 38 grams for men, beans can be a valuable and cost-efficient way to meet your nutritional needs. Beans actually have more fiber than most whole grain foods.
Rich with protein, beans can serve as a meat substitute and also a powerful side dish or ingredient of a soup or stew. They also fall low on the glycemic index – which essentially means they have a steadier effect on blood sugar, which may result in feeling full longer.
Packed with vitamins and minerals, such as folate, manganese, potassium, iron, phosphorous, copper and magnesium and naturally low in fat, beans can be an effective tool in a healthy diet. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends adults consume 1 ½ cups of beans a week!
With a recent awareness of food allergies and intolerances, beans can also be important for people who have dietary restrictions.
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