Beans Are The Best Plant Source of Protein

Beans Are The Best Plant Source of Protein

Judy Caplan, Nutrition & Dietetics, answered on behalf of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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Beans are by far the best plant source of protein. Although beans belong to the same plant family, they do come in a myriad of forms. Beans are a boon to diabetics because they are digested slowly causing a slow rise in blood sugar. In fact diabetics who eat lots of beans may need less insulin to control their blood sugar. Beans are full of energy giving complex carbohydrates, B vitamins, potassium, magnesium, calcium, zinc, and iron. The protein in beans unlike animal protein is fat free and generally high in fiber.

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