Most beans have about 7-10 grams protein per half cup of cooked beans. I will usually consume about 2 cups of beans per day so that is about 28-40 grams of protein just from beans. That is equal or more protein than what is in a 4 oz. hamburger patty and almost equal to 4 oz. of chicken meat.
We consume a variety of beans but our favorites are black, kidney, pinto and garbanzo beans. Our hummus is made with garbanzo beans and I often pack either black or kidney beans in my lunch bag. I find black beans to be the most versatile for adding to recipes.
Find out more about the health benefits of black, kidney and pinto beans: here,here and here.
I particularly like the Eden brand of beans because they are organic and BPA (bisphenol A)
free. You can find out more about BPA here. Also, since we do not use iodized salt in our house, we are always looking to acquire iodine from other sources like seaweed. Eden brand uses seaweed to improve the flavor and nutrition of their products.
Here are a couple of videos by Dr. Greger regarding beans:
Omaha vegan chef and cookbook author Isa Chandra Moskowitz will open the
city's only vegan restaurant this spring.
The restaurant, called Modern Love, will be attached to O'Leavers bar, in the
former location of Star Deli, 1319 S. 50th St., which closed earlier this fall.
Moskowitz describes the menu as "swanky vegan comfort food," and she said the
restaurant will serve a revolving menu of made-from-scratch dishes. She'll make
her own cheese, condiments and soda. She said she's working with local farms,
and the food will focus on vegetables. She'll also serve homemade pie.
Moskowitz's eighth cookbook, "Isa Does It," came out last month.
Moskowitz is one of the most popular self-trained
vegan cookbook writers in the country. Between Facebook and Twitter, she has
almost 100,000 followers. You can read her popular vegan blog is at www.theppk.com.
High-Fat, High-Protein Diets Linked to Type 2 Diabetes
November 13, 2013
A diet high in protein and fat and low in carbohydrate may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Researchers followed 66,485 women enrolled in the E3N-European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study over a 14-year period. Women with diets high in meat and low in carbohydrates and plant foods, which the researchers called an acidic diet, had a 56 percent greater chance of developing diabetes, compared with those eating diets high in fruits and vegetables, which the researchers called an alkaline diet.
For information on diet and diabetes, visit PCRM.org/Diabetes.
Fagherazzi G, Vilier A, Bonnet F, et al. Dietary acid load and risk of type 2 diabetes: the E3N-EPIC cohort study. Diabetologia. Published online November 11, 2013.
Ok, so I tried this. I have to admit that I really like the experience of eating an apple this way. Normally, I cut the apple up but there is no waste when eating it this fashion...there was just seeds and a stem leftover. I doubt I will ever eat my apples the traditional way again. I can't wait to have another one!
Isa Chandra Moskowitz grew up in Brooklyn, NY, but now lives in Omaha. She has a new vegan cookbook out called, "Isa Does It", runs a blog called Post Punk Kitchen and rumor has it that she is going to be opening a restaurant in Omaha in the near future. Our copy of the cookbook just arrived last week and we can't wait to make some of her recipes.
Check out Isa's video on how to make a homemade vegan beet burger: