Best Beans

Beans and legumes are an inexpensive heart-healthy food popular all around the world. In addition to being high in protein, beans and legumes are also a good source of fiber, iron, and potassium.

The current daily value (%DV) for protein is 50 grams per day and is a target meant for most people. Most beans provide between 29-36% of the DV for protein per cup cooked. Boiled soybeans (or edamame) provide a whopping 63% DV.

Beans and legumes high in protein include soybeans, lentils, white beans, cranberry beans, split peas, pinto beans, kidney beans, black beans, navy beans, and limas. The list below is ranked by the most protein per cup cooked. For bean products like tofu and hummus see the extended list of beans and bean products high in protein.

Monitor Your Water Intake

The general medical consensus on the amount of water to drink is about two quarts (6 – 8 glasses) per day.  Hot climates and/or vigorous exercising will require more.

The trick is to watch the amount of pee-pee going out. Notice the frequency and color of your urine.  Generally, if you are drinking enough water and regularly pee-pee the color of the urine will be clear or a very pale yellow.  If your pee-pee comes out infrequently or the color is bright or dark yellow, your body needs more fresh water.

Opinion: Deutsche Kuche – German Bean Soup (Canned)

Ingredients: Water, White Beans, Potatoes, Carrots, Onions, Modified Corn Starch, Salt, Wheat Flour, Canola Oil, SUGAR, Spices, Gum, Artificial Flavors.

Contains Wheat, Milk, and Egg, with traces of Soy, Tree Nuts (Coconut), Fish (Polluck, Atlantic Salmon, Crustacean Shellfish (Shrimp, Oyster, Crab).

This can has zero flavor.  Suggest something crunchy and accompanied with a leafy green.