• Victoria Purdon

10 reasons to eat more beans

Beans, beans the magical fruit...

I know quite a few people that avoid beans for fear of "adverse reactions". The truth is, if you are filling up with gas, it's not necessarily the beans fault - it's your gut bugs. Your microbiome! Beans are an amazing pillar of a healthy diet. If you're having trouble digesting legumes, book a call to see how I can help.

The Bean Protocol seems to be picking up traction over here in the UK. If you've 'bean' wondering what all the fuss is about, here are 10 reasons why you should incorporate more beans into your diet:

1. Beans balance your blood glucose levels

Making them great for diabetes, PCOS hormone balancing and maintaining good energy levels.

2. Beans are a prebiotic

They feed the beneficial gut bugs 🐛so they can produce byproducts to keep your digestive tract healthy.

3. Beans lower LDL (bad) cholesterol.

Due to their soluble fibre content.

4. Beans pull toxins out of the body.

Soluble fibre in beans binds to fat, pulling bile toxins out of the body 🚮. Think of bile as the trash, and beans as the trash-man.

5. Beans keep us regular 💩.

Insoluble fibre in beans promotes good digestion by creating bulk to encourage peristalsis for bowel regularity. This is essential for clearing toxins and excess hormones.

6. Beans build and repair muscle tissue.

Due to their protein content. This can also make them a great animal protien replacement if you are looking to cut down on meat consumption, or need more protein as a veggie or vegan.

7. Beans helps regulate appetite and reduce food cravings.

Due to the fibre and protein content in beans, satiety and blood sugars are balanced, keeping the bodies hunger hormones in check.

8. Most beans are a good source of iron.

Which is essential for red blood cells to effectively transport oxygen around the body.

9. Trace elements in beans can promote liver health.

Like molybdenum, which is also a key component in the chemical reactions responsible for releasing iron into the body.

10. They are cheap, delicious and SO versatile!

OK, this essentially 3 separate points, but I'll tie this up and hope you can see now how you might feel butter(bean) if you incorporate more into your meals.

How often do you eat beans, and whats your go-to recipe? Let me know in the comments below!

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