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Beans: Why do we eat them?

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

  1. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    If you just soak the beans in Water over night, it takes a lot of the Starch out of them, which is what causes Gas.

    I don't know how anybody can dislike beans. Navy Beans and Ham. Baked Beans with Molassis and Bacon. Camp Chili with Steak Beef. Pinto Beans with Ham Hawks. Pinto Beans in Red Chili with Pork over Fried Potatos. Real Pan Fried Refritos (not out of the can).

    Man, I love beans.
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  2. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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  3. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Most of us don't eat enough beans.

    70% of our immune system is within our intestinal tract, which is greatly influenced by the amount, diversity and health of the good bacteria that live there. Good bacteria that help control destructive pathogens like candida yeast fungus.

    Beans are a A+ food for good bacteria, encourage the microscopic plant life to grow, reproduce and help crowd out the bad guys.

    Much of the gas we experience after eating beans is due to the good bacteria itself eating and expelling gas as a by-product.

    Have beans on your menu more often and your good bacteria is less starved and consequently you'll suffer with less recurring gas after a bean-based meal...

    And you'll be healthier too!
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  4. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    I gave up onions and beans years ago because the combination produced a tear gas effect which put a strain on my family and friends. I had an insatiable appetite for baked beans that began early in my childhood but I finally came to the realization after a traumatic experience on my 30th birthday that I had to give them up. I was out of town on business and had a 300 mile drive home. I called my wife and told her I would be home around 7 that night. As I was walking down the street to my car to head home I passed by a small diner and the odor of baked beans was more than I could stand so I went in and before I knew it I had consumed three large orders of baked beans. All the way home I made sure that I released all the gas. When I finally arrived home my wife had a twinkle in her eye I could tell she had something planned for my birthday. :) She exclaimed: “Honey I have a surprise for dinner tonight.”

    She then blindfolded me and led me to my chair at the dinner table. I was kinda hoping she would lead me to the bedroom. ;) I took a seat and just as she was about to remove my blindfold the phone rang. She made me promise not to touch the blindfold until she returned and went to answer the call. The baked beans I had consumed were still affecting me and the pressure was becoming most unbearable so while my wife was out of the room I seized the opportunity and shifted my weight to one leg and let one rip. It was not only loud but it smelled like a fertilizer truck running over a skunk in front of a pulpwood mill. I took my napkin from my lap and fanned the air around me vigorously. Then shifting to the other cheek I ripped off three more. The stink was worse than cooked cabbage.

    Keeping my ears carefully tuned to the conversation my wife was having on the phone in the other room I went on like this for another few minutes it was one blast after another. The pleasure was indescribable. :D When the telephone farewells signaled the end of my freedom I quickly fanned the air a few more times with my napkin, placed it on my lap and folded my hands feeling very relieved and content. My face must have been the picture of innocence when my wife returned. She asked me if I had peeked through the blindfold and I assured her I hadn't. At this point she removed the blindfold and to my shock twelve dinner guests were all seated around the table three of which had lost consciousness and one was in the process of throwing up. The remaining 8 guests which included my parents and the pastor of my church shouted: “Happy Birthday!”
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  5. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    lmao

    I thought the same thing.
  6. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    You just made my teeth sweat like hell...!
  7. BigDGarciaFan

    BigDGarciaFan Member

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    now youre making me have nightmares about Beans eating people. "The Killers Beans eat Cleveland"
  8. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    I bet you don't like green chile, too?
  9. BigDGarciaFan

    BigDGarciaFan Member

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    only on fajita tacos
  10. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    And for some reason I bet they are some dumb California fish tacos.
  11. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    What are Fajita Tacos? You either have Fajitas or you have Tacos. I'm confused.
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  12. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    I think Mr. Garcia is a confused Mexican. lol

    A Mexican that does not like beans? I've seen Mexicans pepper sprayed by cops and they just lick their lips.

    :D
  13. jubal

    jubal Active Member

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    I grew up eating them and have evolved away from plain to light my fire,the wife has to still eat them plain,so sometimes I go plain and doctor them to taste.I enjoy them with a big ole slab of cornbread.
    We have gone extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil because of the good things I have read about them.
  14. FiveRings

    FiveRings Well-Known Member

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    I hate beans but I eat them cause they're in the house and are a good source of protein
  15. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    Bean are healthy in moderation, but I wouldn't make them a staple. They contain high phytic acid which binds to nutrients in the food, preventing you from absorbing them. They also contain lectins which cause digestive problems for some and their carbohydrate to protein ratio is too high for those on low carb diets. Also, most soybeans are GMO.
  16. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    I find soaking them screws the texture up massively. In most ethnic cuisines that are bean heavy, you'll find herbs and spices commonly added to the cooking pot that accomplishes the same breakdown that soaking accomplishes. E.g., Epazote in Mexican cooking, ginger and other spices in Indian. Really, people only have a problem because U.S. bean cuisine isn't a product of a need for cheap protein as it is in other countries that use them more often and have to deal with the gas problem more regularly.
  17. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I guess I don't really see that as a problem at all. I mean, what texture could possibly be screwed up?

    Mexican cuisine and New Mexican cuisine are completely different. I would never use Epazote to cook beans with, simply because I don't like the smell of it and it's actually poisonous in larger quantities. They use it to get rid of the gas but over time, it can also build up and cause medical problems on it's own.

    To each his own I guess.
  18. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    <--- Just finished two scrambled egg, chorizo, jack cheese and refried black bean breakfast tacos. Non-bean eaters should be shunned like lepers!
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  19. BigDGarciaFan

    BigDGarciaFan Member

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    beans and tortillas dont mix. it scares me hearing and looking at that stuff
  20. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    That sounds so damn good...!

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