Bean-eaters weigh lessPosted on Aug 11th 2008 8:00AM by Jacki Donaldson
Filed Under: Nutrition & Supplements
Beans. The more you eat, the ... less you weigh. That's what science says, that bean-eaters weigh less on average than non-bean-eaters. About 6.6 pounds less, to be exact.
RealAge expert John La Puma, MD, author of ChefMD's Big Book of Culinary Medicine, says it makes sense that beans have the power to knock off a few pounds. They are full of fiber, full of protein, and low in fat. This means they'll keep you fuller longer and will make only a small dent in your calorie intake.
Not sure which beans to eat? Dark beans are best because they have the most antioxidants. Top antioxidant content, in order, is as follows: black, red, brown, yellow, and white.