Black Beans Are One of the Best PlantBased, Gut-Healthy Protein Sources— Here Are 6 Ways to Use Them

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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.

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This content is strictly the opinion of Chef Serena Poon and is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Serena nor the publisher of this content takes responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.

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