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Think beans for protein

Think beans for protein

In this week's challenge you must Think beans for protein. “Beans, beans, they’re good…” OK, we all know how that ends. But cheeky rhymes aside, it’s true that beans are some of the best foods you could be eating, not only for their high protein count—15 grams per cup—but also for all the other nutrients they supply, including fiber, potassium, and cholesterol-lowering antioxidants. Best of all, their versatility means there are plenty of delicious ways to enjoy them.They are low in fat,calories and saturated fat than some other protein sources, such as dairy products and are high in amino acids, the building blocks of protein.Protein is a vital nutrient that plays a key role in virtually everything the body does. Protein sources can be divided into two different categories: complete and, and quinoa are all complete proteins, which means they contain all nine amino acids.Out of all the types of beans, only soybeans contain all nine amino acids. Incomplete proteins can be easily combined with nuts, seeds, dairy, or grains at a single meal or over various meals throughout the day to make complete proteins.For example, a person can eat beans with rice or couscous. Even having black beans at lunch and then almonds or cheese later in the day can ensure people get complete proteins.

Benefits of eating beans for protein:

  • Nutrient dense food
  • Rich in antioxidant
  • Better heart health
  • Reduced risk of cancer
  • Diabetes and glucose metabolism
  • Preventing fatty liver
  • Controlling appetite
  • Improving gut health
  • Beans can help you lose weight
  • Beans can lower cholesterol

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    Here are a few tricks to eat more beans each day this week:

  • Spaghetti Squash Black Bean Bowls
  • Black Beans and Cauliflower Rice
  • Black Bean Chocolate Protein Balls
  • Creamy Curry Slow Cooker Beans
  • Kidney Beans and Spinach Tacos
  • Pasta With Kidney Bean Sauce
  • Red Beans and Rice
  • Vegan Stuffed Peppers With Kidney Beans, Sweet Corn, and Cashews
  • Cashew Kidney Bean Chocolate Brownies
  • Chickpea Broccoli Bowl
  • Chickpea Curry
  • Zucchini Noodles With White Beans and Tomatoes
  • Suggested Reading:

    Beans & Sustainable Nutrition – 7 Healthy Habits to Build a Balanced Diet Learn more here.
    5 Health Benefits of Beans—and 5 Surprising Risks - Learn more here.
    Bean Diet and Weight Loss - Learn more here.

    This challenge was closed on 5/19/2019

    1  members have accepted this challenge.
    1  members have completed this challenge.

    Congratulations to these participants for completing the challenge. 
    Hemant v. V Gandhi 

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