Why You Should Add Black Beans to Your Diet

Black beans are nutritional gold. A rich source of protein, they are both delicious and satisfying. Here is a list of their nutrition quotient:

WHFoods quotes recent research on the colon cancer fighting properties of black beans, adding that the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association recommend legumes as a key food group for fighting disease.

Black beans contain both soluble and insoluble fiber, which helps the digestive process and lowers “bad” cholesterol, guarding heart health.

The fiber in beans also keeps you feel full longer, which helps you in your efforts to eat less food.

Black beans contain essential trace minerals such as selenium, magnesium, manganese and phosphorus. Each of these has a key role to play in maintaining the health of your bones, nerves, muscles and immune system.

The rich black color of the beans comes from  phytochemicals and flavonoids that fight free radicals and protect you from disease.

Worried that beans will cause flatulence? There is a simple way to take care of that: soak the beans overnight in clean water, and drain out the water in the morning. Rinse the beans thoroughly, and cook in a fresh lot of water. If using canned beans, drain and rinse them before using.

Just three cups of cooked legumes every week will help you meet the minimum USDA recommendations.

If you are not accustomed to eating beans, introduce them slowly into your diet. Soon, you will fall in love with their wonderful flavor, and discover how versatile they are. Here are some excellent recipes to help you cook with black beans in many exciting ways:

Black Bean and Butternut Quinoa
Black Bean Chili Soup
Black Bean “Meatballs’

You can even fit black beans in your dessert! Try these remarkable black bean brownies.

Bon appetit!

 

 

113 comments

Nimue Pendragon

Sounds good :)

Muff-Anne Muff-Anne York-

Yumm!

Janice Thompson
Janice Thompson2 years ago

Works for me.

Theresa Robinson
Theresa Robinson2 years ago

I really do LOVE BLACK BEANS, I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE BEANS they are so good for us. Thank-you for sharing Theresa Robinson. : ) ANY-BEAN WILL DO FOR ME.: )

Camilla Vaga
Camilla Vaga2 years ago

thanks

Luna starr
luna starr2 years ago

we love all beans;the chili sounds yummy

Carmen Baez
2 years ago

Yummy.

barry Werbowsky
barry Werbowsky2 years ago

I love Black Beans.They are also excellent for your bowels. thx

Ramhit Oumar
Oumar R2 years ago

beans will always be magical and healthy. if they are better instead of chocolate, i have not heard about that research.

Keith H.
Keith H.2 years ago

Thanks for this