Beans are considered a carbohydrate and a protein source with very little fat and cholesterol. Due to their high dietary fiber content, beans bring cholesterol down and triglyceride levels, reduce the spike in blood sugars after eating a meal, and prevent constipation by normalizing the digestive system.
Red beans ranked number 1 out of the top 100 foods in terms of total antioxidant capacity per serving—beating out blueberries—which ranked number 2. Beans are also an incredibly heart-healthy source of fiber, complex carbs, vitamins, minerals, and plant protein, with zero cholesterol and negligible fat content. And all this amazing nutrition for just pennies on the dollar that also helps you prevent heart disease.A tea bag steeped in the cooking liquid adds a beautiful brown hue to the rice. Check out this heart-healthy recipe....
Warm up with a cup of creamy winter soup without all the added saturated fat. Cauliflower, potatoes, and white beans are non-fat and vegetarian options to make your soups thick and creamy. Add an extra punch of flavor to each cup of soup by adding fresh or dried herbs and spices, as featured in this recipe with fresh thyme and ground smoked paprika.