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Beans: The Super Food that Keeps You Full

4 Ways to Enjoy the Tasty Nutrition of Beans


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  • I need to get beaned up myself...good article. Thx.
  • A pressure cooker is a great kitchen appliance ... especially when dried beans and other legumes are a big part of your diet. Slow cookers can give you mush ... conventionally stove top cooking takes time. Use of spices - aromatic in particular make for variety. If you do choose to use canned beans, wash them several times before starting. Not as good as fresh or dried but better than so many other protein and fiber sources.
    1st sentence-"about a quarter of the protein and half the fiber recommended daily for adults—all in a single serving.". ARE YOU KIDDING ME? What do you consider a serving? My favorite kidney beans have 6 G protein and 7 fiber for my 1/2 cup serving. Portion control is such an important part of learning to fuel our bodies that at least say how big this "portion" is. I love beans and they have been front and center in my weight loss with Sparkpeople, but I couldn't get past that claim to read the rest of the article! :). Now I will.
  • I prefer dry beans versus can beans. But as a child as well as an adult I did not know how to cook or prepare dry beans.
    Its amazing how over the past 8 years, my cooking and eating habits have drastically changed for the better.
    i love beans and cornbread my fav meal
    for Belladonna74:

    Mark Sisson is a quack, and I suspect you're a Paleo troll. Here's an actually scientific article that mentions Mark Sisson) about the Paleo diet.
    Also: You end your bizarre pseudoscience rant with the "radical" suggestion to eat a steak. I agree there. Consumption of an animal corpse is indeed extreme. I'm a slender, fit vegan (have been for 15 years) and I thrive on beans and grains. I have many older and even elderly vegan and vegetarian friends who are also quite healthy.
  • Yes I cook my beans in the slow cooker or crock pot as well. While I am doing other things I just let them cook.
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    Just read the article on beans. Loved it. In order to help with the gas problem my grandmother would bring the dried beans to a boil, pour that water off, add more water then add her seasoning meata d salt then she would continue cooking as normal. Being a good grandson, I do the same. Seems to help with the gas problem. I found out I am in the normal range for gas. I have been thinking I had a major problem.
    The article didn't mention to look for beans in the frozen foods section, but they are great too...I won't eat canned Lima Beans but the frozen ones taste awesome.
    Thanks for sharing the secret. Beans are fabulous! I have never found canned beans to be soggy and I use them in almost every dish. Perhaps it is the brand I use which is ALSO BPA-FREE - Eden Organic beans. Love them.
  • soaking beans before you cook them also breaks up the carbs to make the beans easier to digest. This is especially good for people with ibs or crohnes.
  • Thanks for this article. I love beans. They don't cause any gas problem for me anymore. Maybe the body adapts. I use a slow cooker after cleaning and soaking them overnight.

    I sometimes add black or white beans to veggie salads or marinated veggies. It always gets compliments.
  • I hope this tastes as good as it looks!
  • Belladonna74 - That site you linked to is based on a load of hooey. One study said this or that is no basis for a sound scientific understanding of nutrition. Someone selling something there? Of course they are! I have eaten both a meat eating diet and a vegetarian one and you can be healthy on either as long as you get all your nutrients and forget all about nonsense diets based on creating fear to manufacture markets.
  • Even for stovetop cooking, there's really no need to soak beans. I rinse mine and check to see that there's no grit or bad beans, and then put them on to cook with an inch of water over the top, and add onion, garlic and seasonings (a bit of lean ham chunks added when they've been cooking a couple of hours makes them especially savory).

    Set 'em on low, stir occasionally, and add water as needed. Yummy over brown rice with a side of fruit.

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