Maybe it’s the Southerner in me, but I love greens.
One of my professors has a saying that in order to keep stayin’ alive, you need your BeeGee’s. Cue the disco party.
But for real! Beans and greens are packed with nutrients and are filling for little calories. And they are so inexpensive.
You probably already know that beans have a high fiber content, that’s probably how bean burritos got their bad rep. High fiber isn’t a bad thing though! In fact, fiber is so great for our bodies. Beans, a high fiber food, can possibly decrease your risk of developing colorectal cancer, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes. On top of all of that, beans are also high in protein which can help keep you fuller for longer helping with weight management.
Greens have countless vitamins and minerals: vitamin C, folate, manganese, vitamin E, potassium, vitamin B6, phosphorus, and copper to just to name a few! Specifically, greens are loaded with vitamins K and A. These two vitamins support heart, eye, and skin health! Greens are an excellent source of calcium, specifically when they are steamed or cooked. There are several types of greens: kale, mustard greens, turnip greens, spinach, and so many more.
This bowl of soup will warm you to your core and fill your body with so many nutrients.
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