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Bean Soup and the Beauty of Legumes

Legumes, otherwise known as beans (used interchangeably here), are a type of plant food that is high in protein and fiber. Because of this, a lot of vegetarians and vegans are intentional about making legumes an important part of their diet, but meat-lovers could greatly benefit from them, too! I’m going to walk you through some of the amazing health benefits that beans have to offer, and then I’ll share a delicious creamy bean soup recipe for you to have a healthful and tasty way to immediately give beans a try!

There are only three nutrients that the body needs in relatively large amounts. These are called macronutrients, and they include proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. As mentioned, beans are great in the protein department, so I’ve included some of the important roles protein plays in the body:

  1.  Building and repairing tissues: Protein is an important building block for the body's cells, tissues, and organs. It is necessary for the repair and...
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