Many people love beans, but not many people know the various health benefits that they provide us. Beans are an affordable source of iron, protein, fiber, and vitamins that offer different health benefits. There are numerous popular bean varieties, including lima beans, black beans, soybeans, pinto beans, and garbanzo beans. There are also many types of beans, including dry beans, which need to be cooked to make them tender enough to eat. Canned and frozen beans are usually consumed after heating in a stove or microwave.
Beans are seeds from flowering plants in the Fabaceae family and are classified as legumes. Some beans grow in pods while others grow in capsules that develop from flowers. Other types of legumes include peas, peanuts, and lentils. Beans contain amino acids, which are a crucial building block of protein that the body uses to heal, as well as make new tissues.
Protein is a vital nutrient that plays a key role in maintaining and repairing the body. Of all types of beans, only the soybean contains all nine amino acids. People can combine incomplete proteins with nuts, seeds, dairy products, or grains at a single meal or throughout the day to make complete proteins.
Antioxidants help fight the damaging chemicals, also called free radicals, that the body produces that can result in disease. The good news for bean lovers? Beans are rich in polyphenols, which are a type of antioxidant. That means every time you come in for one of our soups with beans, you’re helping your body fight disease. And if that’s not enough, there’s also evidence that people who eat beans regularly may be less likely to suffer from a heart attack or some form of a cardiovascular problem.
Come to one of our two locations and try the White Bean with Spinach soup, or one of our many other healthy and hearty soup options today. Don’t feel like leaving the house? Order online.