Posted by: Martie | 2009-02-16

baked Beans

Hi Doc
Are there any nutrients in canned baked beans that makes it worth including in your diet? If one already gets one' s protein from other sources, what can baked beans contribute?
Thanks Doc

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Dear Martie
One of the SA Food-Based Dietary Guidelines is "Eat legumes regularly". Legumes include dry canned or cooked beans, peas, lentils and soya. Legumes like baked beans are rich in protective nutrients such as B vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and dietary fibre. In contrast to animal sources of protein, legumes have low total fat and saturated fat contents and contain no cholesterol. It is, therefore, a good idea to have a plant protein meal at least every second day.

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