Beans are beneficial for weight loss

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(By Shenrina Badri) Ever wonder why beans and other legumes may be beneficial to weight loss? …

Beans such as kidney beans and black beans may be very beneficial if you are on a weight loss diet and are hoping to shed some kilograms. The reason for this is that they are high in protein as well as fibre.

Protein helps you to build muscle tissue whilst fibre helps you to feel satiated and thus may help prevent you from overeating – a common way in which many people tend to gain weight.

Similarly, lentils as well as other legumes are great for weight loss too so try including a small variety of some in your diet, if you do not already do so. Remember to keep your meals balanced and try out various different methods of preparing beans and other legumes so that you do not become bored of them.

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  • Besides weight loss benefit, high-protein beans help keep energy and blood-sugar levels stable, which helps prevent cravings for sugary pick-me-ups that tend to be high in calories and void of nutrition.

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