Are beans healthy? The answer to this question is the same for all whole foods. It depends on who’s eating them.
A food can nourish one person and cause problems for another. Why is this? Bio-individuality. We’re each unique. If we want to take control of our health to become our healthiest, we need to determine what does and doesn’t work for us specifically. It’s important to pay attention and listen to your body. How do you feel after you eat beans?
If you get a stomach ache, bloating or gas after eating beans, that’s a sign that right now, they're not the best option for you. It could be that if you work to improve your digestion, you’d be able to eat beans without problems.
Beans are a great source of fiber, which can feed beneficial microorganisms that inhabit your digestive tract. These microorganisms make vitamins, essential amino acids, short chain fatty acids, improve immune function, reduce inflammation, protect you from pathogens and more. They create byproducts that hel...
If you’re making hummus, you might as well make a big batch with several flavors. It’s not that much more effort. This recipe makes a total of about 9 cups of hummus. It will keep 4-5 days in the fridge. You can freeze any you won’t use within that time.
To make this, you really need a food processor. It’s too thick for a blender. If you don’t have a food processor, you probably have co-workers, friends, family and/or neighbors that would love some homemade hummus in trade for borrowing theirs.
3 cups dried beans or 9 cups canned
3/4 cup raw tahini
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
3/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons lemon juice
6 cloves garlic
1 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon water
1 3/4 teaspoons lemon zest
1 ounce fresh dill
1 3/4 teaspoons lime zest
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon lime juice
1 bunch cilantro
If you’re cooking your beans from scratch, soak them overnight first. If using an instant pot, set on high pressure for 15 minutes and allow the steam to release...