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Beans, Beans, the Magical Fruit, the More You Eat, the More You….

Lose weight of course! (did your mom teach you a different version?) So, #wwgays family, how has your week “bean”? Okay, okay, I promise I’ll stop now

Today’s post is all about beans and legumes (also known as pulses). Back pre-Freestyle, beans were expensive under the old plan, which I found really frustrating as a vegetarian. They are truly a super food - a staple at my house, satisfying and super healthy! So, why eat beans? Here are just a few benefits from these nutrition packed powerhouses:

  • Packed with protein (as much as 20-30 grams per cup)

  • Loaded with fibre (A cup of lentils has about 16 grams)

  • Rich in nutrients such as iron, potassium, magnesium, zinc and B vitamins

  • Cancer prevention (especially colon, breast and prostate)

  • Improves heart healthy by lowering LDL cholesterol and blood pressure