Back in Black: The Healthiest Food Hue

You are here

Back in Black: The Healthiest Food Hue

For food that packs a healthful punch, go to the dark side.

A great source of fiber and protein with zero sodium, black beans help support the digestive tract and have a higher indigestible fraction (IF) than lentils or chickpeas. Black beans and other legumes are also key in supporting the regulation of blood sugar because the protein and fiber can move through the digestive tract at a moderate pace, which allows both nutrients to break down foods into simple sugars.

“Black beans are an underrated super food,” says Schuler. The legume’s dark skins are also packed with tons of bioflavonoids (potent plant-based nutrients that can help protect against cancer), which are most commonly found in bright fruit and vegetables. One cup of black beans provides more than four grams of soluble fiber, which have been found especially helpful in lowering blood cholesterol levels and helping to decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease.


Want more Men's Fitness?

Sign Up for our newsletters now.

more galleries

  • Dual Personality
    Two new fall jackets that can switch up your look.
  • Push, Pull, Gain
    This simplified split is the perfect antidote to a stale routine.
  • Best Dogs
    Celebrate National Dog Day with the top breeds for men.
  • Fall Produce
    Be on the lookout for these 10 seasonal, healthy fruits and veggies.
comments powered by Disqus