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Are canned beans healthy


Any healthy diet should include beans. Beans are a powerhouse of nutrients and a potent source of fiber, folate, vitamin B1, phosphorus, plant iron, plant protein, magnesium, copper, and potassium. Beans are considered to be great for weight loss, and they are filling as well as low in calories. At the same time, beans are also very low in sodium, making it healthy for your heart. You can add beans to all types of meals, including soups, salads, main dishes, or even have it as a snack. 

The US government recommends that people should ideally be having half a cup of beans every day as it counts as both a vegetable and a protein source.[1]

For many people, canned beans are the most convenient method of including this powerhouse food into their diet — however, its a matter of debate whether canned beans are healthy and as nutritious as home-cooked beans. 

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