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Raise your hand if canned foods have recently become a staple in your cooking routine—because, same. But if you’re only using canned black beans in tacos and burritos, you’re missing out on both flavor and major nutrition benefits.
“Black beans are a wonderful food for supporting gut health,” says chef, nutritionist, and founder of Culinary Alchemy Serena Poon. Black beans are particularly rich in fiber (15 grams per serving!), specifically gut-healthy prebiotic fiber. “Prebiotics feed probiotics, which in turn help to keep your gut microbiome balanced,” Poon says. And a happy gut microbiome, in turn, has all kinds benefits for your immune system, digestion, and more.