Hi, /fit/. Are black beans good for you? I'm trying to find wholesome foods that are high protein/low in fat.
chopped onions, a bayleaf, a bit of spices for tast, and some With some yellow rice.
Shit man. I could live off some good black beans and some yellow rice.
Throw some baked lemon chicken in. Fuck yeah.
Beans do not contain all of the amino acids in suffucient quantity, making them bad for buillding muscle on their own.
Soy beans are complete however.
Canned is loaded with sodium and preservatives.
You'd usually end up diluting it. Water is the default but chicken stock or broth can add some extra flavor.
Dried beans are the way to go. They taste way better and you control what's in it.
Oh you mean like baked beans?
That's shit. I only eat that shit on the 4th of July.
thats just the shit i was raised on desu i dont really eat it anymore. pic related is what i usually buy and one can will last me lots of meals. no sodium. but how bad is eating canned beans all the time.
Low sodium is still full of preservatives if not more. They still have to make sure the shit in the can stays fresh.
Beans are good for you but I don't recommend eating them too much unless you want to be bloated and farting nonstop.
Yeah, they're great.
The idea of a complete protein is absolute horse shit that has been disowned by even the person who came up with it. It comes from studies on rats initially.
to save you the time, OP:
COOKED black beans have ~7g protein per half cup
when you see figures higher than that, like 25g/half cup thats for RAW UNCOOKED BEANS. Raw beans are literally rock hard and undigested. Dont fuck up your macros because you thought you were getting 50g of protein from that cup of beans.
Cowpeas are better, they have a superior protein/carb ratio. They're like lentils 2.0, because their protein is complete.
people who can reason weight their food before cooking.
though the 1:3 (raw:cooked) proportion for beans is pretty trusty
one should always prefer the USDA data rather than user input data, like often happens on myfitnesspal and most calorie counters.
you can identify the USDA database in these apps by the title format. they specify better if the food is cooked, which type it is, if the seeds are mature and whatnot.
Get your pleb shit out of the way. Here is the real king of planty protons.
it's not a secret. if you ever had to weight your food to count calories, you might have come across the doubt of: 'how much water am I weighing with this?',
'how were the beans of the data sample cooked?',
'how soft did they cook it?',
'did it had thin or thick juice?',
'did they drain the water off the spoon before weighing, like I do?'.
even if the method they use is clear, it can be inconsistent and so you could be eating much less or significantly more than you should.
but for beans cooked until soft, but firm (skin mostly intact) and weighed with minimum juice (drained) the 1:3 proportion can be trusted.
it also works for lentils, iirc.
you can guess what the ratio is by matching the calories of both cooked and raw beans and dividing the cooked weight by the raw one.
assuming it's not cooked until it's pasty (easy to do with a pressure cooker), you can trust that there are no losses between the two.
before cooking, soak the beans, drain the yellowish/brown and soak them some more, then drain them again and cook them in new water. it's a substance in the beans (and lentils as well) that makes you fart too much.
if you follow the steps you'll be farting on acceptable levels again.
Is anyone else allergic to black beans (and just black beans)? Whenever I eat them, my mouth gets itchy and inflamed. It's never required an emergency room visit, but it's been very uncomfortable the last couple times I've had them in large concentrations. They don't bother me when they're a small part of dish at a Mexican restaurant, just when there's a lot of them. No other food does this to me.
They're great for you
>your body can synthesize amino acids that it can't synthesize
Vegetarian-induced mental retardation