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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Black Bean Salad

Black Bean Salad


Here is a recipe that I love to make and share with others. It's a quick and simple recipe, but tastes so amazing. Check out the video and give the recipe a try! 




Recipe:
2 cans black beans, rinsed (or 3 cups)
2 cans corn, rinsed (or 3 cups)
1 cup Edamame
2 Tomatoes, diced
2 Avocados, diced
3-4 Tbsp Cilantro, heaping
4 Tbsp Lemon juice
Salt to taste

Benefits of Edamame
It's a great source of fiber and soy protein.
Soy protein may help reduce insulin resistance, kidney damage, and fatty liver in people with diabetes, according to a study in rats. A new study from Chinese university of Hong Kong indicated that soy protein containing isoflavones (phytoestrogens) significantly reduced overall cholesterol and LDL "bad" cholesterol, and raised HDL or "good" cholesterol, especially in men. Isoflavones also appear to work with certain proteins in soy to protect against cancer, heart disease, and osteoporosis.

Benefits of Avocados
They are rich in protein, fiber, and healthy fats. They contain vitamin B6 and iron. If you're looking for a food that will help reduce your cholesterol, look no further, avocados can help you with that.

Benefits of Tomatoes
Tomatoes help protect against prostate cancer, enhance the immune system, and are an anti-carcinogen.

I'm excited because this is one of my first video demonstrations I've ever done! It was so much fun, and I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did putting it together.