Black Bean Nutrition Tidbit
The Nutritional Benefits of Wild Oats Organic Black Beans:
The darker the bean, the higher amount of antioxidants
High in antioxidants and fiber, available at an affordable price
An inexpensive protein source
Shelf-stable pantry solution, easy to store and use quickly in recipes
Medical Nutrition Therapy Tips and Solutions:
Pregnancy: Black beans are high in B vitamins, especially folate.
Brain Function: Black beans are high folate, which helps keep homocysteine levels in check. Studies have shown an increase in homocysteine levels can be a dangerous precursor to neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
Vegetarians: They are an excellent source of protein for vegetarians.
Children: Bump up your child’s fiber intake by serving by making them delicious black bean burritos using Wild Oats organic black beans for a grab-n-go snack on the run, or pack for school lunch.
Athletes all of ages: Easily digestible fuel source for before or after exercise.
Men: Consuming black beans can prevent impotence and erectile function in older men.
Cancer: Consuming beans may lower your risk for certain types of cancer.
Elderly: Beans are naturally a soft texture, and also can be pureed and consumed without teeth. A great way to add bulk to stools for those suffering from constipation.
Diabetes: Black beans have a nice balance of carbohydrates and fiber, so they won’t spike blood sugar rapidly.
High Blood Pressure: Rinse the canned beans to wash away added sodium.