Ode to the Black Bean for Protein
(and Your Waistline)
I grew black beans in my garden for the first time this year and what a visual delight to peel back the green string outer shell to find shiny beautiful ebony beans! Who knew? I have been buying them for years, and always loved black beans and rice at Mexican restaurants but never considered how they were grown.
I have been enjoying them even more for the protein and fiber since becoming less of a meat eater last year. They satisfy hunger and keep you feeling full and full of energy for hours. These mighty little beans, like any high-fiber food, help regulate glucose levels, which in turn boost metabolism and burn calories-so aha! we can see the waistline reduction deduction here. FIBER: The soluble fiber in black beans helps reduce cholesterol too and the insoluble fiber tones and clears your digestive tract – excellent medicine for preventing intestinal imbalance, like IBS. I could go on.. truly – you must consider getting these into your diet more and Fall is a great time to do it.
My Upcoming Events
October 9th: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont Employee Wellness workshop.
I will be doing a fun lunch time showcase on Great Kitchen Medicine for winter health. If you are looking for workplace wellness support, email me at MarieFrohlich@gmail.com
October 12th: Montpelier Farmer’s Market. If you are in town, come by my Taproot Herbal booth and enjoy some Longevity tea and taste some tinctures to help reduce stress and support winter health (Chaga, Chaga Plus, Elderberry Plus and Rhodiola Adaptogen Power). Special coupon for holiday gifts will be available too. 9-1pm in the parking area next to Julios. Also available on line at: MarieFrohlich.com
October 19th: Senator Leahy's Women's Economic Development Conference Beating the Sugar Blues. Come learn about the highs and lows of sugar intake, some real aha’s on how to enjoy the sweets without the blues and enjoy some tea and delicious herbal bon bons while we explore ways to help make your sweet tooth healthy. Tastes, tea, recipes and handouts provided.
November 19th 6-7PM Hunger Mountain Coop
Taking Care of Your Brain: Tools, tips and food as medicine, herbal recipes and exercises to support brain health. Important for all ages as we navigate the various environmental, food and other toxins in our world of work and family life challenges. Pre-registration requiredFind out more here
December 3rd- 6-7PM HM Coop
Beating the Sugar Blues. Come learn about the highs and lows of sugar intake, some real aha’s on how to enjoy the sweets without the blues and enjoy some tea and delicious herbal bon bons while we explore ways to help make your sweet tooth healthy. Tastes, tea, recipes and handouts provided. Pre-registration required