(PCM) Beans: They’re good for your heart; the more you eat, the more you’ll burn excess tummy fat!
All legumes are heart-healthy choices to add to any dish, but they’re also an excellent weight loss food thanks to their high protein-fiber combination. This alone will help fill you up and lead to weight loss, but go for the black ones, and you’re looking at extra fat-burning potential. Black beans contain some of the highest amounts of flavanoids in the bean department. Research shows that flavonoids may reduce the storage of excess tummy fat, among other health benefits that come from the disease-fighting antioxidants.
One serving of cooked beans has about 80 calories, no cholesterol, healthy, and very little fat, plus they’re a healthy combination of protein and complex carbohydrates. Beans are also full of B vitamins, potassium, and fiber, which help promote digestive health, relieve constipation, and keep you regular. Eating beans may help prevent colon cancer and reduce cholesterol, a leading cause of heart disease.
Start adding more black beans to your diet! You don’t have to eat beans and rice everyday; there are plenty of delicious ways to sneak more beans into your diet: black bean burritos, soups, quesadillas, bean dip, black bean hummus, and even black bean brownies! Yes, brownies made with black beans. Get the heart healthy, fat-burning recipe here!
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