Beans can help you burn up to 25% more calories if you eat 1/2 cup of beans per day. They are high in protein and fiber, which will keep you fuller longer. Dipping Healthy Corn Chips into this dip makes a healthy and easy great snack idea! Beans are just one of the little choices that matter!
High fiber diets actually reduce the absorption of the fat and protein in the food you eat with the high fiber foods like beans.
Beans also contain resistant starch, which received its name because it resists the enzymes that normally would break down starches during digestion resulting in a reversal of the order in which the body burns food. Usually, carbohydrates are burned for energy first, but resistant starch reverses the order making fat burned into energy first. This cuts down on fat storage.
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Black Beans are high in fiber and helps keep food from being stored in the body. They have also been known to naturally remove cholesterol. (Cholesterol needs fiber to be removed from the body)
Black Bean Dip
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/3 cup salsa (no sugar added)
1 Tbsp. Three Amigos Mexican Blend Seasoning
4 tsp. fresh-squeezed lemons juice
1 garlic clove
1/4 cup cilantro leaves
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. If desired, garnish with cilantro leaves.