“We are what we eat”, says an ancient proverb. Precisely for this reason, taking care of one’s diet can be a good long-term investment to live well and without too many complications.
For this reason, today we illustrate the properties of a food that not everyone consumes regularly. This very tasty and particularly low in calories legume is a real mine of beneficial nutrients for our body. Let’s find out which legume it is.
This very tasty and particularly low in calories legume is a real mine of nutrients beneficial for our body
The legume in question
We are talking about beans. This wonderful food has numerous properties. Let’s see them together.
First of all they are very light and rich in nutrients. They also have very few calories, about 41 per pound.
Precisely these characteristics make them perfect for those suffering from constipation problems. Then, being a good protein source, they are perfect for everyone: they can easily be consumed not only by omnivores, but also by vegetarians or vegans. They also have good percentages of iron and vitamin C. They also have a slight diuretic effect which makes them purifying and which also contributes to kidney health.
How to include it in our diet
Legumes, in general, are precious allies to be absolutely included in our diet. In fact, they are very light and extremely digestible proteins of vegetable origin. Furthermore, consuming them would automatically lead to a decrease in those of animal origin and a greater variety.
There are many interesting and tasty ideas to bring legumes to the table with taste, ease and a little imagination. In the case of broad beans, first of all they can be eaten raw and combined with pecorino. Alternatively they can be boiled and from their processing with the mixer you can obtain a very creamy vegetable puree.
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