Beans Provide Lots of Nutrients and Health Benefits

By Heide Kennedy, Arizona Farm Bureau Communications Intern

“Beans, beans, the magical fruit. The more you eat the more you…” You know the rest. When we think of healthy food items, we typically think of kale, spinach, carrots, lean meats, whole grains, etc. But how often do we think of beans as being a healthy food?

According to registered dietician Charlotte Martin, beans are actually incredibly healthy and are great to incorporate into your diet. They are a good source of fiber and protein, they promote a healthy gut microbiome, they are satiating, and they are a good source of resistant starch. Additionally, they are full of nutrients including folate, zinc, and potassium!

We have local farmers who grow pinto beans here in Arizona! Source for some of our other blog articles about beans including our recipes.


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