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Beans: The Super Food that Keeps You Full

4 Ways to Enjoy the Tasty Nutrition of Beans

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BELLADONNA74
1/9/2011 9:04:21 AM

You're right, OneWeigh! Beans make me feel FED, too!

Fat
Exhausted
Diseased

Legumes are NOT healthy, for many of the same reasons that grains aren't - their lectin content. Lectins are antinutrients (meaning they leech good stuff from our bodies). For more info on WHY they're dangerous read here: - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/lectins/

Yes, they really are that bad (just as grains are). So, Ruth, when you say you eat vegetarian "to save $$s and partly for health" all that money you've saved you'll need for your increased medical insurance premiums - eat vegetarian and become sicker and die younger than if you ate the diet our bodies are supposed to eat (high fat, moderate protein, low carb). Not as fast as vegans, granted, but omnivores live the longest (and suffer FAR fewer health problems).

Eastercat: - whilst quinoa and tofu are complete proteins, it's true - they are poisonous to our bodies (see: - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/lectins/ and http://www.marksdailyapple.com/why-grains-
are-unhealthy/ and http://www.marksdailyapple.com/soy-scrutin
y/) why not do something radical and, oh I dunno, EAT STEAK!!!
1/6/2011 8:30:00 AM

MSDESERTRODENT's SparkPage
Here's an idea for preparing dried beans that we do.
If you plan to have beans during a certain week, whether it's on a salad, in a dish, whatever.
On a weekend day take your crockpot/slowcooker out. Throw some beans, chopped onion, garlic, celery, etc along with maybe a slice of bacon for fat and flavor.
Let them cook to the point that you would like. For salads we like really firm beans, for dishes like bean and rice dishes we like a softer texture.
Then when they're done just simply drain, put in a tupperware container and store in the fridge until you need them.
12/21/2010 9:01:04 AM

EWEFIRST's SparkPage
Pressure cookers are the best thing ever for cooking dried beans! No need to soak the beans. Once the temperature/pressure is right, it only takes 10 - 35 minutes to cook, depending on the type of bean. Black-eyed peas only take 10, black beans take about 35. The beans can cook while you chop and saute veggies for soup. Don't put split peas in the pressure cooker, though. They are too foamy.
DORMAT4
12/9/2010 9:02:54 AM

I usually opt for canned beans, but I like the idea of saving money while eating more healthily. I think I'll try some of these recipe ideas!
12/9/2010 1:14:52 AM

ONEWEIGH's SparkPage
I guessed right! Beans make me feel FED.
ACERENO
12/7/2010 10:43:19 PM

I like to buy dried beans in bulk. Mayacoba beans are my new favorite. They are great with Mexican food and when added to soups and stews.
12/7/2010 7:44:36 PM

CAROLJ35's SparkPage
Love to cook beans from dried, adding chopped onion and garlic after soaking overnight. Can't wait until they are done and just eat them plain.
One of my favorite meals is Black Beans, Rice, Chicken and Salsa. Top with a little cheese. Yum-yum!
12/7/2010 1:40:14 PM

EASTERCAT's SparkPage
If I don't add a complete protein like tofu or quinoa, I'll combine beans with other vegetables to make a complete protein.
Beano isn't suitable for vegetarians or vegans; it has fish gelatin. [blech]
12/7/2010 12:30:55 PM

RUTHXG's SparkPage
I eat vegetarian a lot, partly to save $$ & partly for health. Beans are among my favorite foods! Different herbs & spices make them vehicles of so many flavors from around the world. Thanks for the recipe links--I saved quite a few of them!

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