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Beans that make you .... less

looking for some beans that are more conducive to being around other human beings. I'm new to the legumes!

Sun. Mar 4, 2:58pm

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lentils are slightly easier to digest because of their smaller size-a lot of people don't have trouble with gas with lentils (they also cook faily quickly because of their size!).

also-in general, try eating beans more frequently (scary at first!) and your body may get better at digesting them. if that doesn't work, keep a little supply of beano on hand!

Sunday, March 04, 2007, 3:40 PM

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White beans and garbanzo beans are definitely easier for me to digest. I have a great chili recipe that uses chicken and white beans and I love garbanzo beans (also called chickpeas) in salads, wraps and soups.

Sunday, March 04, 2007, 7:46 PM

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soaking your beans overnight before cooking will also reduce the flatulence they induce. "bean-o" is actually is designed to help counter the gas-producing effect of beans-works with the enzymes that cause it.

Monday, March 05, 2007, 3:01 PM

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canned baked beans are an awesome source of low-fat/fat-free protein...and they are available in vegetarian varieties, too! easliy reheated and enjoyable on their own with some whole grain bread/crackers. yum, yum!

Monday, March 05, 2007, 3:25 PM

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Goya black beans are awesome! I love them mixed with white rice and chicken or fish.

Monday, March 05, 2007, 3:52 PM

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