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Beans: Why do we eat them?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by BigDGarciaFan, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. BigDGarciaFan

    BigDGarciaFan Active Member

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    Beans are eaten by lots of people, whether in a bowl of water, mashed, spread around enchiladas, tacos, nachos, used as dip during gameday, etc. but whats the point of beans? to me, they have no taste. its considers a boring food, in fact, its the worst food in the world. you take a bite out of beans, its like eating rotten potatoes. why can we just eat simpler and more enjoyable foods like a bacon/egg taco, steak w/corn or peas, meatloaf, etc? beans are a waste of time.
  2. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    The more you eat them, the better you feel. Or so I've been told.
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  3. ologan

    ologan Well-Known Member

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    If beans are tasteless to you, you don't know how to cook 'em!
  4. CashMan

    CashMan Well-Known Member

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    Once you get off the processed crap, things like beans taste better. Everything tastes better.
  5. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    I went paleo a few months ago do I don't eat beans, but I miss them.
  6. CashMan

    CashMan Well-Known Member

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    How do you get your oils?
  7. basstapp

    basstapp Well-Known Member

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    I do paleo and I use coconut oil and eat a lot of healthy fats like avacados.
  8. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    I use olive, grape seed, and coconut oils.
  9. CashMan

    CashMan Well-Known Member

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    Ohhhh, I thought you meant you were eating sunflower seeds and things llike that, because your couldn't have oil. I thought i read something about grape seed oil being bad. How is it? The wife is allergic to coconut, so we use evoo and canola. Have you used avacado oil? I have an allergy to sunflower so that's no gold. Have you used safflower oil?
  10. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    We switched back from canola and occasionally peanut oil to plain vegetable oil. We generally use so little oil we found it makes no difference. It does burn more readily and smoke more quickly though. We've used safflower oil but its too expensive and only the wife can taste the difference (I'm uncivilized). Almost all our food is Chinese. We do stay away from wheat flour for the most part. Mostly rice and bean noodles, vegetables, chicken and shrimp. Lots of NAPA cabbage. We eat beans occasionally but they get their revenge on me.
  11. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    The soluble fiber in beans helps lower levels of damaging LDL cholesterol in the blood, thus lowering heart-disease risk. And by slowing down carbohydrate absorption, soluble bean fiber fends off unwanted peaks and valleys in blood glucose levels -- especially valuable to people with diabetes. Beans also provide substantial insoluble fiber, which can keep constipation and other digestive woes away.

    Legumes are also rich in folic acid, copper, iron, and magnesium -- four nutrients many of us could use more of in our diets. In addition, dried beans and peas are generally good sources of iron, which is especially helpful for people who don't eat meat.

    http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/fresh-ideas/healthy-dinners/health-benefits-of-legumes-ga.htm
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  12. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    For starters, beans are incredibly good for you.
    Plus, they're one of the best foods to add various flavors to in soup, chili, or otherwise....if you know what you're doing.
    Hey, why not?
  13. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Yep and they're relatively cheap esp dried ones.
  14. Lonestar94

    Lonestar94 Well-Known Member

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    Because BBQ beans are so darn good with my sausage and brisket.
  15. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    If you're a lover of beans, cabbage, deviled eggs and limburger cheese and want to keep the passion and desire from pooping out in your marriage so to speak you might want to try one of these.

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  16. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    LOL. That's hilarious.
  17. BAZ

    BAZ Drunken Mick

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    This is why we eat beans.

  18. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    No, paleo is a diet where you don't eat beans, rice, wheat, corn, or legumes among other things.
  19. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    So we have created a thread to discuss the relevance of beans ??

    :D
  20. BAZ

    BAZ Drunken Mick

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    Next up corn, if it comes out the same way as going in doesn't that make it pointless?

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