January 6th is known as Bean Day. Beans are one of the most underrated foods. They are inexpensive, versatile, and can be as plain or as flavorful as you want them to be. Beans are one of the best sources of fiber. They have between 6 and 9 grams of fiber in a half-cup serving. One half-cup serving would be about the same size as half a baseball.
Canned beans have more sodium than dried beans, but are much more convenient. Drain the beans in a colander and rinse well to remove a lot of the sodium. Draining and rinsing also helps to lessen the substances that cause gassiness.
Here are some tips on how to get more beans in your meals: