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NUTRIENTS

Are beans high in calcium?

Beans are excellent dietary sources of calcium. A serving contains up to 175 mg of calcium, or 18% of the recommended daily intake!

Are beans rich in iron?

Beans are the richest plant-based foods in iron. A serving can provide almost 50% of the required daily intake of iron!

HEALTH

Cholesterol: What’s the maximum safe dose?

Although there isn't a standard maximum safe dose of cholesterol, limiting to 300 mg a day could help lower high blood cholesterol levels.

A list of the richest foods in cholesterol.

Common foods naturally rich in cholesterol are egg, meat, milk & dairy, as well as meat organs.

Can watermelon reduce high blood pressure?

Watermelon may reduce high blood pressure, as it's rich in potassium, and improves vascular function & endothelial nitric oxide synthesis.

DIET

Are beans high in carbs?

Most beans are high in carbs, containing up to 50 g per serving. Only soybeans are low in carbs, with 4 g of net carbs per serving.

VEGAN

Do vegans or vegetarians need thiamine supplements?

Healthy vegans & vegetarians don't need thiamine supplements. They can get high doses of vitamin B1 from a well-balanced diet.

Vegan foods rich in niacin!

Vegan foods, such as whole grains, seeds, nuts, beans, mushrooms & nutritional yeast can provide us the dose of niacin we need in a day.

Do vegans need carnitine supplements?

Vegans don't need carnitine supplements. Although there aren't plant-based foods rich in carnitine, healthy people synthesize enough.
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WEIGHT LOSS

Are beans high in calories?

Beans are high in calories. Soybeans have the most calories, containing 300 calories per serving. Fava beans have the fewest calories.

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