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Eat More Beans

Postby m0rl0ck » Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:17 am

They are seriously good for you.

http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/bean ... superfoods
Brick, a professor in the department of soil and crop sciences at Colorado State University, is investigating the ability of different bean varieties to prevent cancer and diabetes.
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Re: Eat More Beans

Postby Jhana4 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:02 am

They can also be a seriously unpleasant experience if you don't cook them right. Here is a great article I've been using for a while:

http://beforewisdom.com/blog/cooking/beans-2/
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Re: Eat More Beans

Postby Ben » Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:17 am

I love beans, so easy to cook.
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Re: Eat More Beans

Postby Fede » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:41 am

I'm actually a great fan of quinoa too... it's an amazing foodstuff!
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Re: Eat More Beans

Postby meindzai » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:26 pm

My wife and I have been trying to figure out why, even when we're trying to eat healthy, we are hungry a lot and had to keep falling back on empty carbs (rice, pasta). Finally figured out that the missing ingredient was fiber. The fiber AND protein in beans makes them quite the perfect food.

While we're on it - any recommended black beans recipes? I have to convert my wife who grew up with red beans in Puerto Rico. She thinks black beans look like cockroaches!

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Re: Eat More Beans

Postby Ben » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:46 pm

Greetings M
If you can wait a day or two, I might be able to help. I'm about 500m from my cookbooks and its the middle of the night and wild horses couldn't drag me outside. Well, maybe some wild horses...
I'll see what I can find for you.
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Re: Eat More Beans

Postby meindzai » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:19 pm

Thanks Ben. No Rush. Shouldn't you be in bed? :) Good night!

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Re: Eat More Beans

Postby Fede » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:24 pm

meindzai wrote:My wife and I have been trying to figure out why, even when we're trying to eat healthy, we are hungry a lot and had to keep falling back on empty carbs (rice, pasta). Finally figured out that the missing ingredient was fiber. The fiber AND protein in beans makes them quite the perfect food.

While we're on it - any recommended black beans recipes? I have to convert my wife who grew up with red beans in Puerto Rico. She thinks black beans look like cockroaches!

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you can use black beans in a dhal, and maybe mix them with yellow split-peas....or as a cold salad with chickpeas, preserved lemons, extra virgin olive oil, wine vinegar, a little chopped garlic, and chopped flat-leaf parsley.
The colourful contrast is delightful, too!

I would love to give you some recipes, but you go with whom you're most comfortable with!
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Re: Eat More Beans

Postby Within » Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:46 pm

Yeah beans are very healthy for you. It is a nice alternative to meet as it still provides you with high levels of protein. I like that you highlighted the research on how beans may be linked to cancer prevention. I believe I have also seen studies where replacing meat with beans is good for cardiovascular health as it has less fat. My Father was not the healthiest of eaters and he's paying for it with all hi medical billing and hospital stays. Eating healthy pays dividends in many areas of life.
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Re: Eat More Beans

Postby rowboat » Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:12 pm

Black beans and lentils w/ nettles (in season) or spinach, topped with a dollop of sour cream. Any sort of canned bean cold with a good salad dressing, or even just olive oil. Boiling beans with a knob of ginger has solved my once voluminous issue with flammable gases.
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Re: Eat More Beans

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:16 pm

Eat porridge oats instead — all the fibre you need, without the unpleasant side-effects of beans. They also require much less cooking time saving fuel. Finely ground oatmeal will cook in five minutes or less.

One tip for reducing the bad side-effects of pulses and beans is to soak them overnight before cooking. Red lentils (dal) are fine if soaked overnight and cooked to a smooth paste. Almost all other beans — red kidney, soya, baked beans, mung beans, yellow and green split lentils, tend to cause gas unless a pressure cooker is used.
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Re: Eat More Beans

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:27 pm

Beans beans, good for the heart...

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Re: Eat More Beans

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:38 pm

Metta-4 wrote:Beans beans, good for the heart...


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Re: Eat More Beans

Postby Jhana4 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:07 pm

Beans without the unpleasant side effects:
http://beforewisdom.com/blog/cooking/beans-2/
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Re: Eat More Beans

Postby rowboat » Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:12 pm

That's a good resource directly above. I had to start cooking beans in ginger and that's the miracle-worker for me. Once when I was in high school, after eating a bowl of dal, my mother came into the room and said, "rowboat, anybody who can make a smell like that must be dying inside."
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