If you are eating beans, you are mixing your starches (which is another word for complex carbohydrates) and your protein...because all beans naturally contain both protein and starch (just in different amounts)
For 1 cup of beans: garbanzo: 12 grams protein, 54 grams carbohydrate green beans: 2 grams protein, 6 grams carbohydrate Edamame: 17 grams protein, 15 grams carbohydrate
Thank you for your responses folks; I appreciate them.
Dietician Becky: I guess I should rephrase my question.... I am confused as to whether our bodies process fresh edamame as a vegetable (like green beans) or as a bean (like garbanzo beans or kidney beans). I eat vegetables at all of my meals and pair them with starch (rice, pasta, potatoes) and with proteins (such as tofu, legumes, eggs, salmon, etc); however, I am not mixing my proteins and starches in the same meal.
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Have you seen the dry roasted edamame they have at Costco? Only ingredients are edamame and light sea salt. I eat them as snacks, on a hike, or any time I need protein or fiber!
I am following a fairly strict eating plan and am trying not to combine my starches with my proteins. I eat edamame quite a bit but am unsure whether to count it as a vegetable or as a protein (like other beans)... does anyone know how whether edamame is digested as a vegetable or as a protein?
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