Beans As a Carb Source

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    What is everybody's take on eating a lot of beans? It seems to me that they would be really good as they are generally low fat, low GI, and high fiber. The only downsides I can see is that they contain a lot of incomplete protein which would add to overall calories, and are also high in sodium. Right now most of my carbs come from old fashioned oatmeal and shredded wheat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supersoldier
    What is everybody's take on eating a lot of beans? It seems to me that they would be really good as they are generally low fat, low GI, and high fiber. The only downsides I can see is that they contain a lot of incomplete protein which would add to overall calories, and are also high in sodium. Right now most of my carbs come from old fashioned oatmeal and shredded wheat.
    I guess you're talking about can beans since you mentioned high sodium. The high fiber content (i believe) will cause some gas, for some......but yes, really good for the reasons you stated. You could always make your own pot of beans...add desired amount of salt....then freeze the rest in ziploks. Hell, I grew up eating beans and rice.
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    Nothing wrong with sodium unless you're cutting or trying to keep water off when on AAS.

    Incomplete protein sources are fine to eat, that doesn't mean that they won't still be used. Just try and get most from better sources of course. I get 50-60g of protein each day just from all the rice I eat....
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    How about Refried Beans.... Huh Those are Great!! 5 Grms Fiber a Can, I Usually Eat The Whole Thing!! Great Stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildman536
    How about Refried Beans.... Huh Those are Great!! 5 Grms Fiber a Can, I Usually Eat The Whole Thing!! Great Stuff.

    Yeah, refried beans are the ****, If I could have tacos and burritos all the time I would.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jergo
    Yeah, refried beans are the ****, If I could have tacos and burritos all the time I would.
    With whole wheat tortillas, mmm...
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    Spinach Torts!!
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    you could also go with red kidney beans, or garbanzo beans i like to mix them with greens,, very hi fiber, some protein, but very filling
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    If you mix beans /w rice you'll have a full spectrum of aminos since the rice has the aminos that the beans don't and vice-versa. This is what vegetarians do, and I do it too since its a great way to get the most out of the protein in your carb foods.
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    Good Idea!!
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    don't forget da' black eyed peas bubbas....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jergo
    Nothing wrong with sodium unless you're cutting or trying to keep water off when on AAS.
    Or you're hypertensive, or have a family/personal history of heart disease.


    There you go, now you've got the perfect reply Jergo.
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    Chick peas are the greatest of all.
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    Is anyone else here puerto rican....pretty much describes out traditional dinner of rice and beans every nite!
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    A lot of traditional diets include some sort of grain mixed with legumes. Its funny how humans have known to do this for thousands of years, even without any scientific reasearch at all.
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    legumes=beans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobra1414
    legumes=beans?

    absolutely
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    Lentils are the best bean, from a nutrition standpoint.
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    I saw a Pea-based protein powder the other day at a nutrition store. Unfortunately it was crazy expensive like 23 bucks for 2-4 pounds.
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