5 Reasons to Try Cranberry Beans
A favorite of mine and perfect for the season, cranberry beans offer richness in protein while remaining versatile in how to incorporate them into your meal plans. You can use these tasty beans in a wide range of ways such as salads, casseroles, soups, pasta, and stews. They present a great option for packing in plant-based protein for athletes and those looking to pack on the muscle.
💪🏼 100g of cranberry beans provide 23g of protein, the essential building material for your body’s tissues and muscles. It's also an amazing source of vitamins B1, B2, and B3 to maintain your body's metabolism. Vitamins B3 and B5 also support the healthy functioning of your nerve fibers.
🫀 Protect your heart with this great source of dietary fiber which lowers bad cholesterol levels. Cranberry beans are full of antioxidants with anti-inflammatory properties which also promote cardiovascular health.
🩸These beans are high in potassium, which regulates water balance in the body, controls the work of the muscles (including the heart!), and normalizes blood pressure.
⚖️ The dietary fiber in these beans has a low glycemic index, meaning you will benefit from a slow release of carbohydrates preventing insulin spikes after meals. Good carbs and high fiber makes for more more filling meals which is beneficial for managing weight.
🪠 High in insoluble fiber, which aids the digestive system in regulating your bowel movements and preventing constipation.