Hey Power Girl, I want to share a poem with you.

Beans, beans, the musical fruit,

The more you eat the more you toot.

The more you toot, the better you feel.

So eat your beans at every meal!

My great grandfather died in his 90th year, and he was healthy till the end.  He included beans in his diet a few days EVERY week.

Although he was not a vegetarian, on the days that he would eat beans, he would not have meat, fish, or poultry.

My grandmother recently taught me how to make my great grandfathers favourite beans: Navy beans drizzled with olive oil with a sprinkle of sea salt.

This dish looked like a soup with whole beans; it did not look very appealing, but let me tell you Power Girl, it tasted amazing!

I never really liked beans until that day my grandmother introduced me to this wonderful dish.

Not only are beans delicious, but they are extremely good for your health.

Beans are one of the few vegetables that contain high amounts of protein.

Protein is essential for building lean and gorgeous muscles.

I know that is one of your goals Power Girl.

You can also get your protein from meat, fish, and poultry but it is very healthy to include vegetarian meals in your diet.

Here are some other reasons that beans are so good for you:

Beans are high in fibre. Fibre carries out all of the waste products and toxins out of your body, and fibre make you feel full.  (Fibre is also the reason why beans make you toot) :-)

Beans lead to weight loss (because of the fibre which makes you feel full)

Beans are high in iron. (Iron is important for healthy blood so that oxygen gets to all your tissues.  Important for your workouts!)

Vegetarian diets that include beans, can help prevent heart disease and cancer.

Beans have a low glycemic index (promotes healthy blood sugar and weight loss)


Now that you know how healthy beans truly are for you, I hope that you will choose to include them into your diet regularly!

All beans are good for you, but my research led me to discover that the 5 healthiest beans are:

-Navy beans

-Kidney beans

-Lima beans

-Black beans

-Pinto beans

Next week you can look forward to some AMAZINGLY yummy bean recipes!  One of my favourite desserts is made with beans!

Have an amazing week Power Girl!

Your friend and coach,

Jessy Lipke


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