Whole Foods Wednesday – Navy Beans

Noooo, these little buddies are not blue! 🙂 They got their name because they were a staple food of the United States Navy in the 20th century!

Have you had them? These truly are a super Diabetic-friendly food – in addition to being low glycemic, blood sugar stabilizers, and high in fiber and protein, Navy beans provide steady, slow-burning energy.

Also, Navy beans can increase your energy by helping to replenish your iron stores, especially helpful for women.

Navy beans are an excellent source of dietary fiber and a very good source of both folate and manganese. They are a good source of many minerals including copper, phosphorus, magnesium and iron. In addition, navy beans are a good source of protein and vitamin B1.

A one cup serving of navy beans provides over 700 mg of potassium, making these beans an especially good choice to protect against high blood pressure and atherosclerosis!

Do you eat Navy beans often? Have any good recipes using them?

navy beans

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