January 6, 2011

National Bean Day and Jan. 6 (Health News)

Out of all the random made-up holidays, one of the most delightful and tasty is National Bean Day, which happens every Jan 6. Beans are one of the healthiest foods, high in protein, fiber, and lots of other nutrients and amino acids. They are especially a key source of protein for vegetarians.

Beans are also one of the most affordable health food options, costing only cents for a bag of beans to make from scratch, with some brown rice to form the basic healthy meal many can use to improve their diet and their budget.

Not to mention all of the joy that comes from the coffee bean! Everyone's favorite addiction, at least in my household, for tasty and healthy recipes and lots more info on beans, see the link to food.com below.

National Bean Day and Jan. 6

A random holiday for sure, Wednesday was National Bean Day -- an event that occurs on Jan. 6 of every year and has an origin that is foggy at best. And what is the most fun of all the beans (besides jelly)? The coffee bean, of course. Dry beans, known mostly for their high protein value, are also high in fiber and many vitamins and minerals. When combined with small supplements of grain, such as rice or corn, beans can supply all essential amino acids, the building blocks of proteins. Beans are low in fat and sodium and contain no cholesterol or sugar. With their high carbohydrate content, they digest slowly, satisfying hunger and energy needs for long periods of time.

National Bean Day and Jan. 6

Posted at January 6, 2011 8:50 AM