Good source of cholesterol lowering fiber. These beans are an especially good choice for individuals with diabetes, insulin resistance or hypoglycemia because the bean's high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly after a meal and helps lower cholesterol. Black beans have a low glycemic index rating.
Help detox sulfites from the body. Molybdenum, a trace mineral found in black beans, is essential in detoxing the preservative sulfite.
Jam packed with antioxidants. According to the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, black beans are as rich in antioxidants as grapes, blueberries and cranberries.
Bursting with protein at 15g per cup but without the saturated fat found in red meat.
Full of phytonutrients.
Recommended by a variety of health organizations including the World Health Organization, American Diabetes Association and American Cancer Society. Black beans are also recommended in the dietary guidelines of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Read more about the recommended consumption of black beans here.
All in all - black beans are a great addition to your diet. I hope you enjoy this dip as much as I do!
FitBritt's Black Bean Dip
2 cans black beans -drained (or about 30 oz cooked black beans)
1 small can diced chili peppers (about 1/8 cup diced raw)
2 TBS Apple Cider Vinegar or Red Wine Vinegar
2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp hot sauce
black pepper to taste
Put all in food processor or blender until desired consistency is achieved. Store in refrigerator. Serve with black bean/quinoa chips or veggies such as cucumbers, peppers, carrots or celery. Can also use on tacos or with other Mexican inspired dishes.