Beans are one of the most all-around nutritious foods you can eat. They are classified as both a protein and a vegetable and have the health benefits of both. They contain protein, iron, B vitamins, fiber, potassium and copper. When you eat beans you are getting a good and healthy dose of protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber, all necessary as part of a balanced diet. What a great food it is!
But not all beans on the market are created equal. There's good reason to believe you'd be better off buying dried beans and taking the time to cook them home-made fashion as opposed to using beans from the can.
Let's explore the reasons for this proper food choice.