White beans are packed with antioxidants that offer amazing health benefits. They’re also so versatile when it comes to cooking. I love using them in recipes for dips, desserts and more. These cookies are so good, you can fool anyone into eating beans!
The most common types of white beans are Great Northern, garbanzo, cannellini, and navy. They may have slight differences in terms of size and taste, but their nutritional values are almost the same. I encourage eating beans everyday because they’ve been shown to increase ones lifespan.
These legumes contain vitamins C and B6, fiber, potassium, calcium, iron, folate, magnesium, and carbohydrates that protect you from free radical damage. They reduce your risk of diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, dementia, and even cancer. Plus beans have a low GI (glycemic index) value, helping control blood sugar levels.
On top of that, white beans are rich in protein, which make them a good alternative for meat. Other benefits include:
- Fight food cravings
- Great Source of calcium keeping your bones strong
- Improves digestion that helps aid in weight loss
- Helps to prevent mood swings and ease stress
- Aids in maintaining healthy skin