Everyday Superfoods: Why You Should Really Try … Beans
By Hillary Tonken
Everyday super foods. Why you should really try…..beans! If you’re like most people, you probably don’t eat a lot of beans. Perhaps you think they’re a chore to cook, and when you do, they turn to mush.
The truth is, creating a delicious bean dish is almost as easy as opening a can, and the health benefits are outstanding. Every bite of every type of bean is packed with protein and nutrients including calcium, iron, and vitamins A, C and D — essential for healthy teeth and gums, not to mention the rest of your body. Plus, these little gems are full of fiber, which helps keep your heart healthy and your weight down. And of course, beans are much less expensive than other forms of high-quality protein, such as fish or chicken, making them a great choice if you’re on a budget.
So why not try some beans tonight? Our tasty recipes are a good place to start. Each one features a different variety. They can all be made with canned beans (they have the same health benefits as dried beans that you soak overnight). But make sure you rinse canned beans under cold water and drain them in a colander before using.
Black Bean and Mango Salsa