"Beans are an amazing plant-based protein. They have no fat, sodium, or cholesterol, and are fat-free. They are rich in fiber, phytochemicals, protein, iron, magnesium, certain B vitamins, and potassium. These nutrients provide great prevention benefits for long-term health. They help protect against obesity, colon cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
"The fiber fills you up so you can use it to help with weight management as well as diabetic blood sugar control, and it’s also been shown to lower LDL levels. There are so many beans to choose from and they are versatile for cooking -- add them to salads, soups, side dishes, or casseroles. They are easy, economical, and convenient -- just open a can! They fill you up and keep blood sugars stable. They are a good calorie investment at 115 calories per half-cup, and they are a nutrient-rich choice!" - Kim Larson, RDN, CD, CSSD