What four letter food is associated with reduced blood pressure and body fat?
How to choose the "numbers" of plastic which are probably safest.
Avoiding salt isn’t the only way to improve our blood pressure, though. Blank consumption—four letters—is associated with greater nutrient intake, reduced blood pressure, lower body weight, and a smaller waist circumference—all things that most Americans could use.
Let’s fill in the blank.
Are beans the answer to America’s health problems? Beer? Beef? Beets? Dates? Corn? Chai tea? Cake consumption is probably a stretch. What about fish? Flax? Lime? Milk? Plum? Rice? Mass taco consumption? Or wine?
And the superfood answer is… Could still be beer. Bean consumption: more nutrients, and better blood pressure, weight, and waist control.
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Papanikolaou Y, Fulgoni VL 3rd. Bean consumption is associated with greater nutrient intake, reduced systolic blood pressure, lower body weight, and a smaller waist circumference in adults: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2002. J Am Coll Nutr. 2008 Oct;27(5):569-76.
For some of the most recent videos on the health benefits of beans:
Increased Lifespan From Beans
Beans and the Second Meal Effect
Beans, Beans, They're Good For Your Heart
Diabetics Should Take Their Pulses
Preventing Prediabetes By Eating More
How Beans Help Our Bones
Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. And check out the other videos on plant-based diet. If you're worried about the gassiness of beans, check out my blogpost Clearing the Air. Also, there are 1,449 other subjectscovered in the rest of my videos--please feel free to explore them as well!
For more context, check out my associated blog post, Do Eden Beans Have Too Much Iodine?
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