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Beans, Beans, They're Good For Your Heart . . .

Food Focus: Beans

Beans including peas and lentils are an excellent source of plant-based protein. Beans are found in most traditional cultures as a staple food, offering grounding and strengthening properties that enhance endurance. They offer highly usable, highly absorbable source of calcium for the body. A very inexpensive source of high nutrition, beans can be rich, delicious and satisfying.

Lack of sexual energy is often due to overtaxed adrenal glands and kidneys. Beans are known for strengthening these organs ( ever noticed the shape of a bean?)

Beans have a reputation for causing digestive distress, but this is usually because they have been undercooked or improperly prepared. To help reduce gas forming properties, soak beans overnight prior to cooking, increase cooking time, add spices like bay leaf, oregano or cumin.

Recipe : Easy Beans and Greens Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Yield: 2-3 servings

Ingredients: 1 can black beans or bean of your choice ( make sure no added sugars on can) 1 bunch of spinach Your favourite toppings , such as salsa, avocado or sour cream

Directions: 1. In a medium saucepan, heat and drain beans. Add your favourite seasonings, if desired. 2.Fill a separate medium saucepan with 1-2inches of water and bring to a boil. 3. Wash and chop spinach and add to boiling water. 4. Cook for 2-3 minutes until spinach leaves are bright green and tender. 5. On a plate, arrange a portion of the spinach, top with a portion of the beans and finish with toppings of your choice.

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