Beans in the News

"11 Easy Ways to Eat Healthy When You're Busy as Hell" HuffPost Healthy Living



Registered dietitian, Jessica Jones, shares tips for healthy eating when on a busy schedule. Jones recommends reaching for healthy options within the frozen and canned food section like quinoa and canned blacked beans.

"You Can Eat Healthy on a Limited Budget" Fit Day



There is a common misconception that eating healthy costs more. Registered dietitian, Kari Hartel, tells consumers to shop smart by embracing canned vegetables, as they are just as nutritious, if not more so, than fresh. Hartel also recommends purchasing inexpensive proteins such as canned salmon, tuna, beans and peas.

"Good Nutrition: A Healthy Marketing Trend" My Atlanta Journal Constitution



Pulses, the crop category for beans, peas, lentils and legumes, are considered a healthy 2016 food trend by Janet Helm, registered dietician, trend spotter and author, after attending the Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition (FNCE) this past weekend.

"29 Incredibly Delicious Recipes That Start With A Can" BuzzFeed



BuzzFeed shares 29 tasty recipes with canned ingredients such as canned pumpkin, pineapple, peaches, tomatoes, corn, tuna and a variety of beans.

"5 Canned Foods to Fuel an Active Lifestyle" Together Counts Blog



When it comes to living an active lifestyle, it's important to fuel your body with healthy foods. Registered dietitian and Canned Food News Contributor, Lisa Dorfman, shares five canned foods that are portable, healthy and convenient such as canned fruits, beets, tomatoes, beans and fish.

"10 Best Canned Items to Keep on Hand" How Stuff Works



While consumers don't rely exclusively on canned food for their dietary needs, keeping a few canned ingredients like tomatoes, fruits, vegetables, and beans in your kitchen pantry makes life easier and tastier.

"25 Best Carbs That Will Uncover Your Abs"



If you eat the right ones, you can actually slim down by eating carbs. Tart cherries, which can be found dried, frozen, or canned are a true superpower fruit. Registered dietitian, Leah Kaufman, also suggests eating canned beans to help burn fat and build muscle.

"7 Secrets to Eating Healthy When You're Short on Time & Money" Mind Body Green



Dr. Mark Hyman believes consumers can prepare healthy food with little money and time. He recommends checking out discount grocery stores for good-for-you staples like canned beans, sardines, and salmon.

"10 Grocery Shopping Mistakes That Are Wrecking Your Diet" Good Housekeeping



Despite popular belief, there are treasures to be found in the canned food isle. According to Jaclyn London, MS, RD, CDN, canned foods such as beans, lentils, chickpeas, tuna, salmon and pumpkin are incredibly healthy and convenient options.

"Not All Processed Foods Are Unhealthy" Chicago Tribune



Many consumers frown upon processed food, but in reality, not all processed foods are bad. When checking canned and frozen foods, Stacey Nelson, RD, advises consumers to start reading food ingredients to assess the item's nutritional value. Canned beans, peas, salmon and tuna also offer valuable nutrients as well as convenience.

"11 Quick and Easy Recipes for Pantry Staples" Good Housekeeping



With just a few additional ingredients, pantry staples such as canned tuna, chicken broth, mandarin oranges and beans can be transformed into delicious main dishes.

"Eat Your Way to a Lean Body"



Personal trainer and certified nutritionist, Mike Kamo, recommends stocking the pantry or refrigerator with healthy foods like canned beans and tomatoes.

"5 Things Nutritionists Do After Vacation" Huffington Post



Feel like you gained weight on vacation? RDNs and spokeswomen for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Jessica Crandall and Lori Zanini, share tips that can help undo the damage.

"11 Canned Foods You Actually Should Have On Hand"



Canned tomatoes and tuna are considered "pantry staples" to keep on hand. Canned artichokes, peppers chickpeas and clams are also key items to keep in the kitchen as their quality is dependable, and "in some circumstances they trump the DIY version."

"15 Eating Habits That Make You Live Longer" Time



For over a decade Dan Buettner has research the secrets to living long (and well) from the world's healthiest people. He says, "Beans are the cornerstone of Blue Zones diets" and recommends eating a half cup of cooked beans every day.

"Over 50? Add These 7 Foods to Your Diet Now" MSN, Health & Fitness



Powerhouse ingredients like beans and leafy greens supply much-needed vitamins and minerals and help the body stay metabolically fit, making them terrific everyday staples for the 50+ crowd. That's not to say that these foods come with an age limit. Whether you're 4 or 94, these picks provide premium fuel to energize your body.

"7 Reasons Not to Shop the Store Perimeter Exclusively" Fooducate



Consumers are missing out on a variety of nutritious food items when they follow the "shop the perimeter" rule, including canned foods such as tuna, beans, vegetables and fruit. For maximum health, consumers are advised to choose canned foods that are low in sodium and sugar.

"Want Great Longevity and Health? It Takes a Village" Wall Street Journal



Author Dan Buettner visit Sardinia, Italy to learn more about a longevity secrets of the people in this village. "The secrets of the world’s longest-lived people include community, family, exercise and plenty of beans."

"Eat Healthy in Order to Age Well" BC Local News



Covering tips for aging well, canned fish with bones is highlighted as a source of calcium to strengthen bone health. Additionally, adding canned beans to meals is proposed as a way to include more protein in diets and improve overall health.

"Environmental Nutrition: Say 'yes' to Canned Foods" Chicago Tribune



Registered dietitian Kathleen Zelman, writer for Web MD., debunks myths about canned food and highlights canned food as nutritious, inexpensive and convenient. She calls canned foods -- fruits, vegetables and beans – "the ultimate convenience foods" and notes the CFA's kids nutrition research saying, "Children who ate canned fruits and vegetables ate 22 percent more vegetables, 14 percent more fruit, and had better diet quality and increased nutrient intake."

"Speaking of Health: Healthy Eating, Even When you're in a Hurry" Mankato Free Press



Registered dietitian Grace Fjeldberg gives suggestions for a stocked pantry that aids in quick meals when Americans are on the go. One suggestion includes canned foods, specifically proteins including beans and tuna.

"Spring Cleaning to Improve Your Health" BizTimes



The story features spring cleaning tips, including stocking up on pantry items like canned tomatoes, tuna, and low-sodium chicken broth that help make quick, healthy meals.

"Say ‘Yes' to Canned Fruits, Vegetables, and Beans" Environmental Nutrition



Registered dietitian Kathleen Zelman spoke with Dr. Marjorie Freedman at FNCE 2014 on the benefits of choosing canned produce. Here, she discusses canned foods as "the ultimate convenience foods." Canned foods are recommended for their nutritional value, convenience, and low cost. She references the research Dr. Freedman presented and includes the following quote from her in the article: "Children who ate canned fruits and vegetables ate 22 percent more vegetables, 14 percent more fruit, and had better diet quality and increased nutrient intake," says study co-author Marjorie Freedman, PhD.

"8 Healthy Foods That Are Also Inexpensive" Fox News



Both canned beans and canned fish are called out on this list of nutritious, inexpensive foods.

"Beef and Black Bean Enchiladas Are a Good Source of Protein, Fiber" The Kansas City Star



Beans are recommended as a good source of protein, fiber, folic acid and potassium. Canned beans are highlighted for their convenience and used in the recipe.

"Dinner in 10 Minutes! Try These One-Pot Chili and Pasta Recipes" Today Food



Food blogger Ella Woodward shares her favorite simple dinner meals, featuring both canned beans and canned tomatoes. Woodward recommends keeping a pantry stocked with essentials, specifically calling out canned beans and tomatoes as pantry must-haves.

"10 Canned Food Recipes for Heart Health" The Lean Green Bean



Registered dietitian Lindsay Livingston provides canned food recipes calling them healthy staples that can help you quickly cook nutritious meals. She discusses how fresh produce can lose nutrients as it travels from farm to store and recommends canned fruits and vegetables as good alternatives.

"Get Cooking with Cans" WOTV-TV



In a segment sponsored by the Canned Marketing Institute, Meijer dietitian Shari Steinbach recommends canned foods as a part of a healthy lifestyle. Cans are featured as nutritious, convenient, affordable and, overall, a way to make cooking at home easier.

"Looking For Weight Loss on a Budget? Take a Walk Down the Can Aisle" Can Science News



Featuring advice from researcher Marjorie Freedman, this article explores how canned foods can fit into a weight loss plan. Canned foods are recommended as a convenient, affordable option for those looking to incorporate more produce and nutritious foods into their diet.

"Home Cooking is Good for Your Health" Boston Globe



A recent John Hopkins University study shows that adults who eat a home-cooked dinner 6 or 7 times a week have significantly lower sugar, fat and overall calorie intake than adults who only cook at home once a week or less. Canned foods are highlighted as nutritious and convenient ingredients.

"Pantry Essentials for Nutritious Homemade Meals" PR Newswire



Featuring a quote from Food Network's Kelsey Nixon, this matte release issued by CMI features a recipe roundup and emphasizes the convenience and nutritional value of canned foods. Included recipes contain a variety of canned products, such as canned chicken, beans and tomatoes.

"Pantry Essentials for Nutritious Homemade Meals" PR Newswire



Includes a quote from Food Network's Kelsey Nixon, multiple recipes and emphasizes the convenience and nutritional value of canned foods.

"Quick and Easy Winter Comfort Meals Featuring Canned Beans and Tomatoes" Fannetastic Food



Registered dietitian Anne Mauney says that using canned goods makes meal preparation "fast and easy." She shares 14 of her favorite recipes featuring canned foods.

"7 Things You Can Do with That Lonely Can of White Beans" Epicurious



This recipe round up features a variety of simple, tasty ways to prepare canned white beans. Canned beans are cited as a pantry essential, as "they offer quick, hearty dinners, lunches, breakfasts, and snacks."

"9 Plant-Based Foods that Lower Your Blood Sugar" Eat Drink Better



This list includes a variety of foods that will help lower your blood sugar, including canned beans.

"7 Pantry Staples That Make Meals Even When There's Nothing to Eat" Wall Street Cheat Sheet



This collection of recipes serves up some creative ideas for how to use what's in your pantry to make a tasty meal including canned beans and tomatoes. There's no need to reach for the takeout menu when you have a few key, common ingredients.

"Top 10 Pantry Essentials" PR Newswire



This list recommends keeping "quick protein" on hand in the kitchen, citing canned beans, lentils and fish as accessible, easy-to-prepare protein sources. Canned tomatoes are also recommended as a pantry staple for whipping up homemade sauces and soup stocks.

"The Secret to Fast, Easy, Delicious and Healthy Meals for the Family" The Vermont Standard



Dietitian Mary Saucier Choate says that stocking up on "delicious and healthful basics" is the key to cooking quick and nutritious meals for your family. She recommends a long list of various canned products to keep on hand and offers several recipes featuring canned essentials like beans and tomatoes.

"Healthy Table: Chili Con Carne A Good Source of Fiber" Detroit Free Press



Highlighting the importance of dietary fiber, this article recommends beans as an excellent source of fiber. It provides tips for incorporating beans into your diet, including a chili recipe.

"The Food Pyramid: A Crash Course on Healthy Eating" San Marcos Daily Record



This review of the USDA's MyPlate system, the visual guide to the USDA's dietary guidelines, offers advice on how to eat within the guidelines. Two and a half cups of vegetables are recommended daily; beans can count towards a person's vegetable or protein needs.

"3 Tips for Healthful Eating When You’re Short on Time" The Washington Post



If you are low on meal-prep time, registered dietitian Ellie Krieger recommends turning to your stocked pantry. Krieger suggests keeping canned tomatoes and beans on hand to facilitate whipping up a quick meal.

"10 Minute Minestrone Soup" Teaspoon of Spice



Registered dietitian Serena Ball whips up a simple soup featuring canned tomatoes, beans and zucchini. Ball highlights the nutritional value of canned vegetables, mentioning that canned veggies are canned at peak freshness and sometimes contain even more nutrients than their fresh counterparts.

"Eat More with Fewer Calories" Michigan State University



Looking to lose weight? This how-to guide gives you tips on how to cut calories without going hungry, including adding vegetables to your diet. Fresh, frozen, and canned vegetables are all recommended. Add beans to soups, salads, dips, pastas and casseroles as versatile way to boost fiber.

"3 Tips to Eat Healthy on a Budget" Stack



Presenting canned beans, meats, fruits and vegetables as "nutritious alternatives to their fresh counterparts," this article cites canned food’s affordability and nutrition value as reasons it should be a pantry staple.

"For January, Cooking the Pantry (and Freezer and Fridge) Dry" The New York Times Motherlode Blog



Encouraging you to use the entire contents of your kitchen pantry, this article aims to cut down on food waste and spending. Canned beans are highlighted as a staple that many of us have in our pantries already, eliminating an unnecessary trip to the store.

"3 Simple Winter Soup Recipes" Newsday



Stay warm during National Soup Month with these three hearty and warm soup recipes. The Black Bean-Pumpkin Soup features canned beans and pumpkin, while the White Bean, Sage and Tomato Soup recipe calls for canned beans and tomatoes.

"How I Gained Weight As a Vegan-Don’t Let it Happen to You"



A vegan diet does not necessarily equal a balanced diet. This vegan ‘cheat sheet’ highlights the importance of protein in a vegan diet, recommending canned beans as an excellent protein source.

"With the Winter Storm Looming, Stockpile Nutritious Food at Home" Radio Iowa



Weather the storm with a well-stocked pantry. The USDA’s Lydia Medeiro helped develop an emergency food kit list based on USDA guidelines. Both nutritious and ready-to-eat, canned options are high on the list; Medeiro recommends canned pasta, rice, meats, beans and juice.

"Vegetarian Spaghetti Squash Boats" Love & Zest Blog



Registered dietitian Christina LaRue cooked up Vegetarian Spaghetti Squash boats with canned beans noting that rinsing and draining helps reduce sodium content.

"Quick Bean Burgers" Fresh Food Perspectives



Jenna Braddock, Florida-based registered dietitian and blogger, shares a quick and simple recipe for vegan burgers made from canned beans and other pantry staples as a way to kick-off a healthy New Year. She also notes that research shows many canned foods – including pumpkin and tomatoes – have excellent "nutrient preservation."

"New Year’s Makeovers for Diet-Busting Comfort Foods: Tips from E-Meals" PR Newswire



On behalf of E-Meals, an online meal planning service, this list suggests a new, healthy way to make your favorite burger: swap half of the ground beef for canned beans. The burger will have the same great flavor of a traditional burger, with more fiber and nutrients.

"5 Habits of Healthful Eaters: Changing How You Feel and Think About Food" The Seattle Times



Nutritionist Carrie Dennett states that ‘healthy eaters are attuned eaters,’ and recognizes the necessity and convenience of keeping lightly processed foods, like frozen vegetables and canned beans, in one’s diet.

"The 10 Cheapest, Healthiest Foods You Can Find in Any Grocery Store" Prevention



According to registered dietitian and author Manuel Villcorta, canned tomatoes and beans are among the least expensive, most nutritious food items available in grocery stores. He notes that canned tomatoes are often "cheaper than fresh" but actually "contain more lycopene," and mentions that canned beans help to "fight bad cholesterol and prevent heart disease."

“Do this Once a Week to Lose Weight” Pop Sugar



This how-to guide details the basics of meal planning, heralding it as a weight loss tactic. On their list of pantry ‘must-haves?’ “Healthy staples” including canned beans.

“5 Key Dessert Ingredient Trade-Outs for More Healthful Holiday Sweets” The Times-Picayune



New Orleans-based registered dietitian Molly Kimball recommends swapping healthy ingredients into favorite holiday dessert recipes to enhance their nutritional value. Kimball trades out egg for canned pumpkin to save calories while delivering a boost of Vitamin A. She also recommends substituting a cup of flour for a cup of cooked, pureed beans—half the calories and carbs and four times the fiber!

“Best Cookbooks of 2014 Offer Tastes and Tales From Around the Globe” WBUR, NPR



This list of the year’s best cookbooks includes My Perfect Pantry by Geoffrey Zakarian, featuring recipes with everyday ingredients like canned beans. No time to grocery shop? No problem.

“Hack Your Mac: 11 Ways to Make Boxed Mac and Cheese Even Better”



You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t love mac and cheese, but it may be time to put a twist on this classic favorite. Calling for canned ingredients like green chilies, black beans and tuna, these recipes take your dinner to a whole new level of ‘yum’.

"Six Survival Strategies for Holiday Eating Season" WXIN-TV



Registered dietitian Kim Galeaz shares strategies for healthy eating during the holiday season including an easy recipe for "Family Fiesta Tacos" from She explains how using pantry staples such as canned tomatoes, beans and corn are affordable and convenient and notes that children who eat canned fruit and vegetables have an overall better quality diet and eat more fruits and vegetables in general.

"Superfood Combo: Beans and Greens" Epoch Times



This article debunks the myth that super foods have to be exotic and have an exceptional nutritional profile by explaining how beans are an everyday, affordable food that have significant nutritional properties. The author states that canned varieties are a particularly good way to access the health benefits of beans because they lose few nutrients in the canning process. Likewise, they are easier to prepare than dried

"8 Surprising Oil Substitutes for Lighter, Healthier Brownies" Prevention



Prevention’s slide-show displays numerous oil substitutes to make lower-calorie and healthier brownies. Canned black beans can be a delicious oil substitute for brownies by blending them in a food processor, undrained. Adding this mash directly to the recipe replaces about 75% of the fat in a typical brownie recipe. Black beans also add dietary fiber, which will keep you fuller longer and slow the rush of sugar to your blood

"7 Simple Weight-loss Foods" Fox News



The majority of Americans want to slim down, and this article registered dietitian Patricia Bannan lists seven simple foods that you can add to your diet for a tasty way to help shed pounds. Food include: blueberries, mushrooms, eggs, nuts, whole grains, grapefruit and

"5 Essentials You Need In Your Pantry" The Huffington Post



Registered dietitian Katherine Brooking reveals her five pantry essentials to have on hand to whip up healthy meals in no time. Katherine shares that she always keeps her pantry stocked with canned vegetables, legumes, tuna, tomatoes to save prep time. What's more, canned foods are picked and packed at the peak of ripeness, so they have as much -- or sometimes even more -- nutrients than fresh.

"Celebrate National Chili Month" The Shreveport Times



October is National Chili Month. A hearty chili can be a filling and nutritious one-pot meal that usually can be made with ingredients you have on hand. While most chili starts with a basic base of meat and canned tomatoes, some can be very complex with vegetables, beans and other ingredients.

"Canned Fruits and Vegetables Tied to Better Nutrition for America’s Kids" Yahoo! Finance



Canned fruits and vegetables play a role in improving children’s overall diet quality according to new research revealed at two leading nutrition conferences this week, the American College of Nutrition (ACN) and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ (AND FNCE®). The study found that children who ate canned fruits and vegetables had greater overall fruit and vegetable consumption, better diet quality and increased nutrient intake compared to children who did not eat canned fruits and vegetables.


"Super Food Tip: Canned Beans" Craig Daily Press



Canned beans are a great staple to have in the pantry. These hearty legumes offer comparable protein and iron amounts as meat but without the fat and saturated fat. In addition, they provide a whopping 15 grams of fiber per 1/2 cup. The article also provides a variety of different uses for canned beans.

"Enjoy the Taste of Fall with a Bowl of Chili" Austin Daily Herald



This article describes some variations in cooking a great bowl of chili this fall. It specifically calls out that beans are a great addition because they are a vegetable, full of protein, and cost only around 36 cents per serving.

"Beans – They’re Good For Your Heart and Your Budget" The Examiner



"From the Dietitian: Beans are Inexpensive, Healthful" The Des Moines Register



“Embrace Fall with Easy and Delicious Bean Soups” Daily Trojan"



Despite their humble appearance, canned beans provide an ideal base for simple yet spectacular vegetarian soups. Since they are pre-cooked, meals made with canned beans come together in no time and taste like they’ve been simmered for hours.

"Canned Food Alliance Launches New Website:" PR Newswire



The Canned Food Alliance (CFA) launched its newly redesigned website,,to better serve health and nutrition industry professionals and government, while also providing a path for consumers. The new website, designed by Response Labs LLC, is the result of a shift in marketing and communications strategies.

”Learn What the Experts Know About Canned Food [Infographic]” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel



Nine out of ten registered dietitians say they recommend canned foods, and even more of them say they enjoy canned foods regularly. But when consumers were asked the same survey questions, there was a concerning knowledge gap between what consumers know about canned foods compared to the experts.

"Boost Kids' Nutrition with Tips on Creating a Balanced Plate" Milwaukee Journal Sentinel



It's no secret that a wholesome diet helps keep kids healthy while giving them the energy and nutrients they need to concentrate and excel in school. The best place to start when planning a healthy meal is to consider the ingredients and portion sizes. MyPlate, the food graphic that replaced the food pyramid, is an easy guide.

"Well-Stocked Pantry Key to Success at Mealtime"



When it comes to mealtime, a well-stocked pantry can be the difference between culinary success and a dinner dud. With a pantry full of canned foods, a delicious and easy homemade meal is just minutes away. Canned foods are recognized as one of the best ways to get food from the farm to the table.

"Control Appetite With Beans" The Richmond Register



Beans have long been seen as an energy food, high in fiber and low in fat and calories, but beans are also effective at keeping hunger at bay. The fiber serving will fill you up with fewer calories. Besides, canned beans are just as nutritious as fresh, frozen, or dried.

"To Your Health: Restock the Pantry for Healthy Back-To-School Meals" News Observer



Multiple canned foods made this list of recommendations on how to stock your pantry for going back to school in a healthy way. Canned tomatoes, pumpkin, and beans are recognized as nutritious pantry staples.

"A Tuna Sandwich by Way of Mediterranean Bruschetta" ABC News



This Tuna and White Bean Bruschetta recipe calls for canned tuna and canned white beans, noting that this recipe is both delicious and easy to make. 

"Healthbeat: Are These Items in Your Grocery Cart?" SeaCoast Online



The article provides grocery shopping recommendations for people trying to live a healthier lifestyle. Suggested items include low sodium canned tomatoes and tomato sauces, as well as canned cooked beans, which are inexpensive and great to adding protein and fiber.

"Little Kitchen Helpers" Digital Journal



From conceiving recipes to measuring, pouring and mixing, helping out in the kitchen is not only fun, it gets kids interested in trying new and healthy foods they may otherwise push to the edge of their plates. The article advises parents to look for inspiration from the canned foods in their pantries when searching for delicious, nutrient-rich and kid-friendly recipes to make together as a family.

"Not All Processed Foods are Bad for You" The Daily Times



While a lot of experts advise to avoid processed foods as much as possible, many can actually be good for you. Examples of healthy processed foods that are easy to find include canned tomatoes and canned beans. 

"Get Cooking with Cans" WOTV 4 Women



Canned foods are a smart solution for better eating in today's fast-paced world. Meijer RD Shari Steinbach shares some simple recipes made with canned foods, including Confetti Picnic Salad (a recipe). She also points out some of the benefits of canned foods, including that cans seal in freshness, nutrition, quality and taste, and that they are affordable and convenient.

A Better Ranch Recipe



Ranch dressing for dipping makes almost any vegetable more appealing to children, but commercially prepared ranch dressings have nutritional drawbacks. So here's a salad dressing base made with yogurt and white beans that can be the foundation of a healthful ranch dressing as well as a few variants.

Canned Heat



New research shows people who eat canned foods typically have healthier diets and consume more essential nutrients. Canned foods are also recommended by nutrition experts nationwide as key to getting healthy family meals on the table more often.

"Canned Fruits and Vegetables - A Healthy Choice" Michigan State University Extension



When shopping for fruits and vegetables, most grocery stores offer fresh, frozen and canned varieties. A recent study by MSU shows that canned produce provides both nutrition and affordability, including beans which are considered a vegetable.

"Canned Foods Linked to Healthier Eating Habits" PR Newswire



CMI's latest news release reveals new research that shows people who eat canned foods typically have healthier diets and consume more essential nutrients. Canned foods are also recommended by nutrition experts nationwide as key to getting healthy family meals on the table more often.

"Dietitian: Yes You Can! Three Myths About Canned Food" The Free Press



In response to a reader's question, April Graff, Hy Vee R.D., recommends canned foods as a healthy way to decrease food waste, increase convenience of perishable foods and save money. She cites UC Davis research findings that canned fruits and vegetables are nutritionally comparable to fresh.

3 Reasons Canned Foods Fill My Pantry



Following her canned food segment on FOX 59 in February and contribution to last month's Today's Table, Kim Galeaz, RD, describes the benefits of canned foods in a blog post. She says they are budget-friendly and nutrient-rich, convenient and versatile, and have earth-friendly packaging. She also shares some of her favorite canned food recipes.

Delicious Benefits of Beans for Diabetes



Beans of all colors and sizes have been a vital food source to many households over the centuries. This is due to how readily available and inexpensive the legume is across the world. Researchers found that the majority of legumes are an amazing source of fiber and protein that can easily replace meat and poultry if eaten right. Alongside other health benefits it has a low glycemic index which can easily be added to any diet.

When Canned Food is Freshest



The recent Michigan State University study that found canned produce is not only cheaper than fresh, but also can contain more nutrients because packaging fruit and vegetables at their peak preserves vitamins and minerals, continues to generate coverage. This article includes comments from registered dietitians Rebecca Stritchfield and Toby Amidor.

Canned Food Ups Fruit and Vegetable Intake



Citing the Michigan State University Research, the article says the use of cans in food packaging boosts fruit and vegetable intake, increases nutritional benefits, and makes edibles safer.

Smith: Don't Rule Out These Canned Foods



This article cites canned foods' benefits to encourage people to change their perceptions. Canned foods are inexpensive and convenient, making them an easy pick to stock the pantry. And while some foods lose nutrients during the canning process, there are others that actually increase in healthy compounds.

Nutritious Homemade Meals for Every Occasion



Whether you're preparing a quick breakfast for the family, feeding a crowd at dinner or looking for a light lunch for yourself, the key to a delicious, nutritious homemade meal is just minutes away thanks to the canned foods in your pantry.

Canned Fruits and Vegetables May Be As Nutritious As Their Fresh Counterparts



A new study analyzing nutritional content of common fruits and vegetables found that canned produce is just as good as fresh or frozen, and sometimes slightly better.

Growing popularity of hummus means it's a good time to be in the chickpea business. 



The rising popularity of hummus across the nation has been good for farmers like Aaron Flansburg. Flansburg, who farms 1,900 acres amid the rolling hills of southeastern Washington, has been increasing the amount of the chickpeas used to make hummus by about one-third each year to take advantage of good prices and demand.

Insiders Viewpoint: Winter, Soup & Your Health



Does the winter season have your intake of vegetables down? Don't let it - especially during cold and flu season. This is prime time for the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants found in vegetables and fruit to strut their stuff.

Best Fiber-Rich Foods for Diabetes



Adding foods with fiber to your diabetes diet can help you have better blood sugar control. But take a slow-and-steady approach to avoid unpleasant effects.

Compilation of 2014 Food Trends



A collection of culinary predictions states, "Beans are the new Whole Grains!"

Fiber of Truth



New research offers yet another reason for Americans to take advice about high-fiber foods to heart. Just seven extra grams of fiber per day significantly lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease.

Open a Can of Health



Canned food staples of the cupboard can help you manage your budget and your diet, if you know what to look for, say nutrition experts. Canned beans are tops on the list for Dee Sandquist, registered dietitian.

15 Foods to Help You Lose Weight 



A study of eight men found that their levels of the hormone cholecystokinin (one of your best weight-loss pals) were twice as high after a meal containing beans than after a low-fiber meal containing rice and dry milk.

6 Colorful Diabetes-Fighting Foods



If you have diabetes, it's time to expand your diet vocabulary. Anthocyanins are powerful antioxidants, and their role in a smart diabetic diet is becoming crystal clear.

10 Healthy Eating Habits from Around the World



Over one-third of US adults are currently obese, and that number isn't dropping. While national obesity rates depend on many factors, they probably have a lot to do with lifestyle and culture, including what people eat and how they eat it.

It's the Season for Some Chili!



As temperatures cool down and with football season under way, what better way to score big with your family and friends than with chili? 

The Smart Mom's Kitchen 



Cooking at home is more cost-effective than ordering in, better for your family's health, and if you do it right, quicker, too. New York based nutrition expert Bonnie Taub-Dix, MA, RD, CDN, author of Read It Before You Eat It, shares the items you should always have in stock for delicious, kid-friendly 30-minute meals.

Eat Well to Be Well: It’s Good to be ‘Full of Beans’! 



Beans are a valuable food to regularly purchase at the grocery store from a health standpoint and economically. They are an excellent source of fiber, protein and antioxidants. Canned beans are a convenient option to dried beans, but should be rinsed prior to cooking to remove excess sodium.


Good Question: How Many Fruits & Veggies Should We Be Eating?