Beans are one of the healthiest foods that you can consume. No matter which variety you choose, they’re packed with fiber, protein and a slew of vitamins and minerals, earning them the unofficial title of data-vars-target-content-type=”URL” data-vars-type=”web_external_link” data-vars-unit-name=”651722c2e4b08e1d3e4d3cb7″ data-vars-unit-type=”buzz_body” href=”,and%20maybe%20even%20some%20cancers. “>superfood.

Preparing dried beans is time-consuming. Some people forget to soak the beans overnight or in the morning before they leave, while others don’t have time to simmer them for an hour before dinner.

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Nutritionists agree that canned beans can be a healthy alternative to other foods.

Beatarydyger is a registered nutritionist in Los Angeles. She explained that canned beans are already cooked, which reduces preparation time. This convenience allows you to easily incorporate beans that are rich in nutrients into your meals.

Nutritionists have shared some tips on how canned beans compare to dried beans and what to look out for when purchasing canned beans.

How healthy are beans?

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The high fiber and nutrients in beans can help lower blood sugar and reduce the risk of heart disease. They also enable the management of weight due to the thread and protein that beans provide.

Beans are also rich in soluble fiber, which is good for digestion. However, if you struggle with digesting this type of fiber, eating too many data-vars-target-content-type=”URL” data-vars-type=”web_external_link” data-vars-unit-name=”651722c2e4b08e1d3e4d3cb7″ data-vars-unit-type=”buzz_body” href=”,and%20maybe%20even%20some%20cancers. Beans can cause gas and bloating.

Beans are high in essential vitamins and minerals, including iron, potassium and magnesium, explained data-vars-target-content-type=”url” data-vars-type=”web_external_link” data-vars-unit-name=”651722c2e4b08e1d3e4d3cb7″ data-vars-unit-type=”buzz_body” href=”,nutrition%20care%20inclusive%20and%20accessible.&text=Dietetic%20Internships%20at%20NYU.,Academy%20of%20Nutrition%20and%20Dietetics. “>Vanessa Rissetto, a registered dietitian nutritionist.

According to the American Council on Science and Health, they are also a source of low-fat plant-based proteins. This means that their carbon footprint is lower than animal protein.

Basbaum claims that beans contain leucine, which triggers muscle protein synthesis. Beans are a great pre-or post-workout meal because they contain complex carbohydrates and protein that will build and repair muscles.

Rissetto says that while the specific nutritional profile of beans varies, they are all similar in terms of health.

Why some diets tell you to avoid beans

Some foods called FODMAPs can cause digestive distress and irritable bowel symptoms in those with GI disorders or irritable bowel. Beans are a food that is high in FODMAPs. People on a low FODMAP diet should avoid them.

Beans are also discouraged from keto diets, as they contain too many carbohydrates.

Beans are discouraged in other diets like Whole30 or Paleo. Bas HTML The