Friday, October 17, 2008

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

Romano Bean and Kidney Bean Salad

We eat a lot of beans in this household. You've been warned!!! Just kidding. We eat them because we like them. They taste good, fill you up, can be prepared in many ways (although we eat a lot of them in salads like this) and they're really good for you. There is some truth to the childhood song, "Beans beans their good for your heart...". With the amount of fiber they contain, anywhere from 9 to 22 grams per half cup, eating beans may hold the key to lowering cholesterol, controlling hypertension, aiding in digestion and keeping your lower insides healthy. I'm not a doctor nor do I play one on T.V., but there is a lot of information out there regarding the benefits of a high fiber diet. Look it up for yourself. As for the second line of that childhood song, who doesn't let one rip once in a while? That's Mother Nature's sense of humor.

Okay, now that you've completely lost your appetite, these are Romano beans with kidney beans, parsley, olive oil and red wine vinegar. One bean short of a three bean salad.

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