Black bean and mozzarella bowl
This black bean and mozzarella bowl puts a new spin on a weekday work lunch. What else? Black beans are good for you!
Black beans are a wonderful source of dietary fiber which has been shown to naturally help lower cholesterol. In addition, the high fiber content in black beans helps keep blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly after a meal, making them a wise choice for people with diabetes, insulin resistance or hypoglycemia. When black beans are prepared with whole grains such as barley or wild rice, the they provide a virtually fat-free, high quality source of protein. But that’s not all. Recent research also shows that these beans are rich in antioxidants as well. Antioxidants destroy free radicals, and when eaten regularly, have been shown to offer protection against heart disease, cancer and aging.