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Superfoods: Beans

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A little bit of History:


Bean come in many different varieties, but are all good source of protein.

Benefits:


Green Beans are low in calories and are an excellent source of fiber and nutrients, such as vitamins K and A; in fact, you can get over 150 per cent of your daily allowance of vitamin K in one cup of beans! In addition to cardiovascular, antioxidant protection and colon cancer prevention, the high levels of Vitamin A and zinc will optimize your immune system.

Tips:

  •  Try to purchase organic beans as they are among 20 foods most commonly found to contain harmful amounts of pesticide residue
  • Create your own dip by mashing your favorite beans into a paste and adding some garlic and olive oil
  • If you’re looking for a good accompaniment to any meal, combine roasted peppers, garlic and green beans
  • Make yourself a tasty potato salad by tossing some freshly cooked beans with new potatoes and olive oil

Do you have any favorite beans recipes? or other cool tips on this superfood?

 

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