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Eat your beans!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I was recently diagnose with high cholesterol, so Here is a link to remind me to eat more beans;

Navy beans' contribution to heart health lies not just in their fiber, but in the significant amounts of folate and magnesium these beans supply. Folate helps lower levels of homocysteine, an amino acid that is an intermediate product in an important metabolic process called the methylation cycle. Elevated blood levels of homocysteine are an independent risk factor for heart attack, stroke, or peripheral vascular disease, and are found in between 20-40% of patients with heart disease. It has been estimated that consumption of 100% of the daily value (DV) of folate would, by itself, reduce the number of heart attacks suffered by Americans each year by 10%. Just one cup of cooked navy beans provides 63.7% of the recommended daily intake for folate.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LZY0108 2/13/2013 3:47PM

    Very good information.. Thank you for sharing!!!

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PJBONARRIGO 2/13/2013 10:41AM

    Cool beans! emoticon

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MEXGAL1 2/13/2013 9:22AM

    very timely blog for me....I have been considering eating more beans. I just need to figure how to prepare them. I will check out recipes on sparks.
thank you for sharing.
Have a terrific day!

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SISSIE21 2/13/2013 1:49AM

    I eat mainly vegetarian and so beans are a large part of my diet and I love them! There are tons of good recipes on SP with beans. They are an underrated source of protein. Thanks for the information! emoticon emoticon

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CATHEMARIE 2/12/2013 10:54PM


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DESERTJULZ 2/12/2013 9:16PM

    I love beans! There are beans in my dinner at least twice a week, sometimes more. Therefore, I also love my pressure cooker. :D

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KEEP_GOING247 2/12/2013 8:46PM

    I eat lots of beans too; kidney beans, pinto, black eye and garbanzo. Good to know I am lowering my cholesterol too. Thanks for sharing.

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68ANNE 2/12/2013 7:56PM

    Wow this is weird. I just got my beans out and was taking the first bite as I started reading!

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MERRYMARY42 2/12/2013 7:51PM

    I do eat my beans, really like all kinds, and know how healthy they are, and I need the fiber,

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