Beans are a protein rich super food. They are high in fiber and antioxidants, which help fight off disease and cut belly fat. As Americans, our diets tend to be really lacking when it comes to fiber rich foods. The recommended daily dose differs between men and women and varies with age. Women should consume roughly 21 to 25 grams daily, while Men should have somewhere between 30 to 38 grams of fiber daily. Here are some excellent ways to incorporate more beans (more fiber) into your diet.
Pasta e Fagioli is an old family favorite. It is a delicious dish that features ditalini pasta and Cannellini beans. Cannellini beans are a large white bean, which tend to stay firm in texture and have a nutty taste. These beans are very popular in Italian cuisine.
White beans are known to help build bones, prevent chronic diseases, improve your eyesight, and even keep your mind sharp. With Mediterranean White Beans, you will not only be fighting disease, but eating well! Add a slice of hard crust bread and a side salad and you have a delicious meal!
Prepare a nice large pot of Chili with some Kidney Beans and Black Beans. A hearty dish perfect to have on these cold winter days.