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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Bean Facts

Most people in the United States include very few beans in their diets. Yet this is one of the cheapest foods you can buy (dry--not canned), very filling and nutritious, and very versatile. (Probably the reasons so many other cultures eat them on a daily basis!)

As listed on, here are some impressive bean facts, just to start us off:

"Most beans contain only 2-3% fat. Beans are the perfect food for a fat-restricted diet.

"Beans contain no cholesterol, and they can help lower your cholesterol level because they are one of the richest sources of fiber!

"Most beans contain at least 20% protein and are high in carbohydrates which provides longlasting energy.

"In addition, beans provide essential B Vitamins and Iron."

These are all reasons that motivate me to include beans in my family's diet!

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