Beans are nutritional powerhouses. They offer disease fighting antioxidants, fighting off cancer. They contain soluble fiber, which promote a healthy digestive tract and lower both serum cholesterol & triglycerides. Beans are full of protein & complex carbohydrates, providing energy to the muscles and the brain. They provide potassium, calcium, vitamin A, phosphorus, iron & the B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin & folate). Beans have a low glycemic index, which provides energy over a sustained period of time by being slowly released into the bloodstream.
Did you know that one cup of beans deliver the same amount of protein in lean beaf? Some more advantages, they do not contain any saturated fats & they're inexpensive! Eat more beans!