Eat beans!

We here at WellBean think the world would be a better place if people would just eat more beans. That's right, beans are delicious and nutritious, and they make your colon happy!

In fact, did you know that a high intake of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, and seeds is linked to significantly lower risks of heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and type 2 diabetes 1,2? Despite that, only about 8% of American adults eat beans daily 3.

Are you one of the 92% who don’t eat beans daily? Maybe this will change your mind. Legumes provide fiber, protein, carbohydrate, B vitamins, iron, copper, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and phosphorous 4.

Furthermore, beans are naturally low in fat, almost free of saturated fat, and because they are plant foods, they are cholesterol free as well. One-half cup of beans has 7–9 g of fiber, 8 g of protein, and only 1 g of fat. Legumes also have a low glycemic index, generally ranging between 10 and 40.

It's just for you 92% that we developed WellBean, the world's first whole-food, bean-based snack bar. Now you can quickly and easily get in a serving of beans (and as a bonus, a serving of fruit!)--without the 8-hour pre-soak.

1. Hu FB. Plant-based foods and prevention of cardiovascular disease: an overview. Am J Clin Nutr 2003;78:5445–5515
2. Orlich MJ, Fraser GE. Vegetarian diets in the Adventist Health Study 2: a review of initial published findings. Am J Clin Nutr 2014;100(Suppl. 1):353S–358S
3. Mitchell DC, Lawrence FR, Hartman TJ. Consumption of dry beans, peas, and lentils could improve diet quality in the U.S. population. J Am Diet Assoc 2009; 109:909–1013
4. Polak R, Phillips EM, Campbell A. Legumes: Health Benefits and Culinary Approaches to Increase Intake. Clinical Diabetes : A Publication of the American Diabetes Association. 2015;33(4):198-205. doi:10.2337/diaclin.33.4.198.

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