Have you ever had a craving so intense that it’s all you could think about? Craving beans is one of those cravings. Though why am I craving beans so bad? Beans are great because they’re packed with fiber and protein, but why am I craving it now? It may be that your body needs more energy to help kick-start the digestive process, or maybe it’s just time for something different. This article will discuss why people crave beans and what can be done to stop the cravings!
What does it mean when you crave beans?
Beans are the most nutritious food on earth. They’re also a great source of protein, fiber, and iron. But there is one nutrient they don’t have — methionine. That means that if your body needs both lysine and methionine (which it does), but you eat only beans, you end up with too much lysine in your diet. And that can cause problems because excess lysine interferes with zinc absorption. Eating rice or corn and beans solves this problem by providing the missing methionine to balance out the excessive amounts of lysine in the beans!
Why are green beans bad for you?
Green beans are healthy food and a great source of fiber. They’re also high in vitamins A and C. But they can cause problems in the digestive system. Some people may not digest beans because they have digestive issues such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Cooking green beans reduces their lectin levels. To reduce the risk of digestive issues from eating green beans, people should cook them before consuming them. It will help to break down some of the phytic acid and lectins that may cause gastrointestinal distress.
If I am craving them, what can I eat instead?
There’s no reason to suffer from cravings for something that could easily be fixed just by eating more vegetables!
- Drink orange juice or water with lemon and a glass of almond milk
- Try a salad with beans, avocado, cucumber, and peanut butter, or baby carrots and hummus
- Have some fruit -a banana, some apples and grapes are always good!
- Add lentils to soups and stews for an extra protein boost
- Eat a healthy breakfast with protein, such as eggs or oatmeal
- Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration and headaches
- Add more vegetables to your diet – they contain antioxidants that boost the immune system and prevent cancer
- Take a walk outside for fresh air and exercise
- Get some sleep – lack of sleep can lead to overeating when we’re hungry
- Eat a small bowl of cereal with milk
- Make yourself a salad using lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, feta cheese, and olive oil dressing
I did a little research. Turns out, some people’s brains crave carbs, and others crave fats or protein. The reason? They have different gut bacteria! So if you’re craving beans like crazy, it might be because your brain is telling you to get in on the fiber game – which can help with weight loss and digestion!