Beans, chickpeas and lintels are amazing. The fact that some diets have them as a food group to avoid is beyond sad. Let’s start with the health benefits. People who eat beans daily live five years longer on average. This is true even if you compare overweight people as well. One of the reasons for this is because the bean family is amazing prebiotics.
This means food for your good gut bacteria. Feeding your good bacteria results them growing rapidly in numbers. More good guys give you amazing health benefits as these are amazing at breaking down food and releasing nutrients into your body. The bean family is full of complex carbohydrates and protein. High fiber and high protein is the perfect combo. It takes a lot of energy to digest and that means you metabolism goes up for a long time after eating. It also means you will feel satiated for hours. Your blood sugar will stabilize and this equals no crash with low energy and hunger.
Effect on health: 10/10 – Effect on fat loss: 5/10