Healthy gut microbes are linked to lower risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer and heart disease. How can you keep your gut microbes happy? Bacteria feed on certain types of carbohydrates, including the resistant starch found in beans. It’s one more way that including beans in meals helps protect against chronic disease. Read more.
The effective and long-standing DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet encourages regular consumption of beans to help lower blood pressure. It’s rich in nutrients that are associated with lower blood pressure like potassium, magnesium, calcium, fiber and protein, while restricting sugars and saturated fats.
See how beans check all of the DASH diet boxes. Read more here.
Dry beans and potatoes are two locally grown foods that are nutritious. There are so many ways consumers can enjoy them, and it won’t break the bank. Both are always reasonably priced, widely available and something that can be enjoyed multiple times throughout the week.
This past Thursday, Northarvest Bean Growers Association’s Megan Myrdal shared quick and easy dinner ideas on North Dakota Today. Watch the segment.
Northarvest Bean Grower – Our Mission:
NHBGA, growers representing growers through the check-off system, is North America’s largest supplier of quality dry beans. Working together to better the industry through promotion, research, market development, education of consumers and monitoring of governmental policy. Our future goals must be continued market exposure and careful monitoring of new ideas, consumer choices, and producer needs.
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