Wednesday, October 20, 2010

You Can Have A Gas While Eating Beans!

can of garbanzo beans
How To Avoid Gas From Eating Beans

Did you know that the average person will produce 1 litre of gas in a day?

Gas is often cited as the reason not to eat beans, yet beans are a great source of fibre, loaded with nutrients, and are low in fat and calories.

A solution is to always rinse your canned beans before using. This will eliminate the starch which is a contributor to the gas.

Another trick is to introduce beans slowly into your diet and in small quantities. Slowly increase your portions until they become a regular staple in your diet.

Here is a great Hummus recipe which is a great snack and a simple, tasty way of adding fibre to your diet.

Watch Video on how to make hummus



1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
1 large clove of garlic
5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoon tahini
2 tablespoons lemon juice
¾ teaspoon salt

Combine all ingredients into a food processor and process until smooth. If too thick add a little water. Serve with cut up vegetables or whole wheat pita bread.

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