The Health Benefits of Beans for your Diet


The Health Benefits of Beans for your Diet

Get Healthy Benefits From Eating Beans

Pinto beans are virtually fat-free, rich in protein and offer a creamy texture when prepared properly. They get their name from the Spanish term for painted because the beans take on the appearance of a lightly painted canvas. Consuming just one cup of cooked pinto beans, in particular, gives you folate, fiber, copper, phosphorus, manganese, protein, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, magnesium, and iron. You can get all of that when you order the bean and cheese dip for your appetizer which offers the perfect serving size of pinto beans.

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Like most beans, pinto beans are a wonderful source of cholesterol-lowering fiber which means they prevent your blood sugar levels from increasing right after a heavy meal. This is particularly important for anyone who imbibes our delicious margaritas with their meal. Speaking of tequila, when you order our flaming tequila fajitas you have your pick of grilled steak, grilled mahi-mahi, lobster, grilled chicken, or shrimp, all of which come with rice and beans.

In fact, studies indicate that high consumption levels of pinto beans prevent heart disease. People who consume 21 grams per day of fiber, particularly the high fiber from beans, have a 12 percent less chance of heart disease and 11 percent less chance of cardiovascular disease. The magnesium from pinto beans relaxes veins and arteries allowing blood to flow more effectively getting vital nutrients to the body. Our vegan veggie rice bowls and grilled veggie tacos are made complete with this serving of beans and the serving of health that comes alongside it. 

All it takes is eating three cups per week, which is no more than 1/2 cup of beans every day, a serving size that is guaranteed with all of our traditional tacos whether with grilled mahi-mahi, shrimp, carne asada, or chicken which are all served with beans.

Black beans provide soluble and insoluble fiber which decreases your risk of a handful of chronic conditions. Similarly to pinto beans, black beans are high in magnesium which plays a role in over 300 enzymatic reactions in your body and is essential for the well-being of your bones. The potassium found in black beans helps improve your blood pressure levels. The fiber gained through the consumption of black beans lowers bad cholesterol levels and reduces the risk of heart disease. Black beans are considered a protein and a vegetable which means you can check off two boxes with one bite. Incorporating black beans into your diet decreases your risk of certain cancers, heart disease, and diabetes. 

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Our crunchy tostadas are replete with black beans. Fans of our brown rice bowls also enjoy a healthy serving of black beans. The best part is these beans are nutrient dense and black beans, in particular, have a leg up on other bean counterparts in terms of the fiber and magnesium they have to offer. 

There are so many creative options available for cooking with beans for major health benefits, but don’t waste your time scanning an endless array of cooking blogs when you could simply come down to Borracha Mexican Cantina, and let us show you how delightful and delicious beans can be.