Beans, Beans, they’re Good for your Heart! (yes – this is the title of Loni’s first blog with us!)

 





Editors Note:  The title is good for a giggle, but the post itself is an awesome update on the power of beans and why you should be serving them to your family!  And if the kids aren’t convinced you can always remind them of the gastro-intestinal benefits that await!

The Blog:  Beans, or legumes, including peas and lentils, are an excellent source of plant-based protein and are great for heart health.  Beans are found in most traditional cultures as a staple food, offering grounding and strengthening properties that enhance endurance. They offer a highly usable, highly absorbable source of calcium for the body. A very inexpensive source of high nutrition, beans can be rich, delicious and satisfying. Check out the recipe link below!

Plus, beans are known for strengthening these the kidney (ever noticed the shape of a bean?) and can help restore vital energy as well as sexual energy. 

If you find beans to cause gas, soak them overnight prior to cooking, increase cooking time, add spices like bay leaf, oregano or cumin, or add kombu (a sea vegetable) when cooking.

*RECIPE LINK

About Loni:
Loni Markman is not your typical Nutrition Consultant! Loni has been working in the field of wellness for almost a decade, helping clients find nourishment and balance in their everyday lives. She focuses on pre and post natal nutrition, weight management and general women’s health. She has a true passion for educating and inspiring others on their journey to better heath.

Loni holds a Masters Degree in Health, a Bachelors in Business, a Certification as a Holistic Health Counselor from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, a Certification in the Psychology of Eating with Marc David, she holds a Certification from Power Pilates and has extensive studies in Emotional Freedom Technique. All of which she infuses into her integrative coaching with clients. You can learn more about Loni on her websites – www.elementsoffit.com and www.positivebodyprogram.com.