The following is a list of the approved legumes on our diet programs.
Black beans are a great source of protein, fiber and folate. The minerals in black beans help build and maintain bone strength.
Green beans are a great source of protein, fiber and folate, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, as well as potassium, iron, and zinc. Green beans have no cholesterol.
Kidney beans are a great source of fiber, folate, magnesium and Thiamine (Vitamin B1) and protein. These beans help regulate blood sugar levels as well as promote colon health.
Lentils are a great source of iron, fiber, Vitamin B, magnesium, potassium and zinc. Lentils also have phytochemicals, which are beneficial to help protect against chronic disease.
Peas are a great source of fiber, protein, and antioxidants. Peas are also high in Vitamin A and Vitamin K. Vitamin K helps promote healthy bones.
Pinto beans are a great source for fiber, protein, and folate. Pinto beans are also high in molybdenum. Molybdenum counteracts the side effects of sulfites, helps in cell energy production as well as it helps with the development of the nervous system.
Soybeans are a great source of protein, fiber, folate, magnesium, phosphorus, Vitamin K, and Riboflavin (Vitamin B2). Soybeans are rich in antioxidants called isoflavones. Isoflavones have many health benefits including the thought that they reduce the risk of cancer. Soybeans can be eaten in many forms, including tofu and tempeh.