From the South Beach Diet Daily Dish:
Four Reasons to Eat Beans
Beans are a great addition to any Phase of the South Beach Dietâ€”. Here's why:
Curb your cholesterol. Beans are a major source of soluble fiber, which helps to remove cholesterol from the body before it's absorbed.
Relieve your insulin woes. The soluble fiber in beans also aids in the creation of insulin receptor sites and helps to lower the amount of insulin floating through the bloodstream.
Fulfill your dietary needs. In addition to fiber, beans are high in protein, folic acid, potassium, iron, calcium, and B-vitamins. On the flip side, they're low in cholesterol, fat, and, for the most part, sodium (stay away from canned beans unless they're the low-sodium type).
Delay your hunger. In general, beans digest slowly, causing a sustained increase in blood sugar while preventing frequent hunger pangs.
Burdle The Bean Queen
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