Beans (Legumes) are an excellent source of protein, fiber, antioxidants and other nutrients.
Their health benefits can be attributed to colon health and helping maintain blood sugar levels.
Once the kidney bean is digested it goes through a fermentation process in your colon that create short-chain fatty acids (butyrate) which have been linked to reducing colon cancer.
This fermentation of the starch in the bean slows down the digestion and absorption of carbs in your colon (digestive tract). These starch blockers have been linked to weight loss.
Here is a tasty simple recipe I have developed to use as a side salad in my weight loss journey;
1 can kidney beans
1 can cannelli beans
1 red, 1 yellow and 1 orange sweet pepper diced into small pieces
1 medium red onion diced into small pieces
2 Tbsp. of olive oil
1 Tbsp. of red wine vinegar
Salt & Pepper to taste