Nutrition

Beans Deserve Better

February 2, 2022

Sonia Singh MD
I'm a primary care doctor who is passionate about food, writing and making healthcare less frustrating and more empowering. These are my musings. Thanks for reading!

You know who deserves to be a star?

BEANS.

Beans are an unsung nutritional hero.

Meat gets all the glory for being a source of protein, but beans basically do this job even better – they provide a good source of protein AND fiber (which btw meat has ZERO of) without adding the saturated fat.

Plus they
👉 improve heart health
👉 reduce cancer risk
👉 stabilize blood sugar
👉 help with weight loss
👉 improve gut health

I love meals that let a humble can of beans shine as the star ingredient.

For lunch today I warmed up a can of Charro beans from HEB and added a tiny sprinkle of cheese, avocado, cherry tomatoes, Chobani Greek yogurt, cilantro & lime. It took <10 minutes and was hearty & satisfying.

These guys really don’t deserve to always play a supporting role to a platter of fajitas, y’all.

be well,
Sonia Singh MD

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