Eat Your Beans Day!!!
Every 3rd of July is celebrated as “Eat Your Beans Day”.
Beans are legumes, nutritionally packed with protein, fiber, B vitamins, iron, potassium, and are low in fat; but this highly nutritious food can also pose potential health risks. Examples of beans are: Broad bean, Pinto bean, Cowpea/ Black-eyed pea, Bambara beans, Green bean, Black bean, Kidney bean, Soybean, Peanut etc.
Some Vital Facts About Beans:
Did you know? Studies have shown that people who eat more legumes have a lower risk of heart disease, and the phytochemicals found in beans might be partially to thank, since they protect against it.
Did you know? A serving of beans will help you feel full more quickly, because the rich fiber content fills your stomach and causes a slower rise in blood sugar. That should stave off hunger longer and give you a steady supply of energy.
Did you know? Beans contain a wide range of cancer-fighting plant chemicals, specifically, isoflavones and phytosterols which are associated with reduced cancer risk.
Did you know? Some legumes can trigger migraines or an allergic reaction in some people. If this happens, talk to a doctor. #EatYourBeansDay #beans #bean #foodcalendar