Canned beans or dried beans is a question in many of our minds and a question that I am frequently asked by Slender For Life™ weight loss hypnosis clients. We use canned beans. As much as I love the flavor of dried beans that have been sprouted and cooked, the convenience of opening a can always wins. A couple of years ago my wife through away several pounds of dried beans that had been taking up food pantry space for more than 5 years. I had bought them with the best of intentions, but once they were on the shelf in our pantry, they stayed there. So what is better? Dried beans or canned? Dr. Greger has the answer.
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Are Canned Beans as Healthy as Home Cooked?
Written by: Michael Greger M.D. on September 25th, 2014: Beans are an essential part of any healthful diet. The federal government recommends about half a cup a day of beans, counting them as both a protein and a vegetable since they have the best of both worlds. Beans are excellent sources of fiber, folate, plant protein, plant iron, vitamin B1, and minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and copper, all while being naturally low in sodium.
Yet Americans don’t know beans! 96% of Americans don’t even meet the measly minimum recommended intake of beans, chickpeas, split peas or lentils. The same percentage of Americans don’t eat their greens every day. Two of the healthiest foods on the planet are greens and beans, but hardly anyone even consumes the minimum recommended amount. As a team of researchers from the National Cancer Institute noted, this is just another “piece added to the rather disturbing picture that is emerging of a nation’s diet in crisis.”
I recommend, when buying canned beans, to instead get the no-salt added varieties, and to keep and use the bean juice.
The bottom line is that beans, regardless of type or form, are a nutrient rich food and should be encouraged as part of an overall healthy diet.
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Beans, regardless of type or form, are a nutrient rich food and should be encouraged as part of a healthy diet. Making healthy lifestyle changes can be easy with weight loss hypnosis. If you are caught in the struggle of not wanting to give up the Standard American Diet (SAD) and ye not wanting to be fat and sick like the standard American, give me a call or send me an email from where ever you are and find out how hypnosis for weight loss can work for you.
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