The Whole Story — bean recipes

Red, White, & Blue Can Be Healthy For You!

Posted by Jessica Meyers Altman on

How about this 4th of July, instead of grabbing for the bag of chips, burgers, and hot dogs most people feel compelled to serve, you serve something to really celebrates independence?! Independence from the Standard American Diet (yup, SAD for short). Many Americans feel that a summer celebration must include meat on a grill. It's the grill that has gotten so many Americans into diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Break the trend. Don't bow to the pressure (or if you have to attend such a BBQ like I have to, bring a whole bunch of stuff with...

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It's Cinco de Mayo-Get Your Bean On

Posted by Jessica Meyers Altman on

!Felicidaades para Cinco de Mayo! Cinco de Mayo is often celebrated with foods that aren’t heart healthy. Nachos loaded with sour cream & cheese, high sugar margaritas, deep-fried chimichangas. But a celebration CAN include foods that will lead to wellness. What foods? Beans, beans, they’re good for your heart. The more you eat, well-you know! But-hey-it’s good to get that digestive tract moving! Beans are served in most parts of the world as inexpensive foods that provide a lot of protein. They are rich sources of fiber, protein, and magnesium. As Americans, we’re obsessed with protein. We are constantly told...

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