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Are Beans And Lentils Good?


#1

I started going through a cutting phase and am wondering if beans and lentils are a good source of "good carbs". I would imagine that they are pretty good as far as keeping your blood sugar steady. One thing I like to eat is black bean soup and have a chicken breast or protein shake on the side. What do you guys think?


#2

Yes beans are AWESOME for carbs and all the micro nutrients they contain. Lonnie has gone into the Magic powers of beans several times in articles.


#3

And they're very low on the glycemic index packed with vits/minerals and phytochemicals...


#4

is shannon elizabeth your ex-wife?

is that why you're cutting?

no offense intended.


#5

I'm cutting because I have bulked up to 245 and now I want to lose the fat that has accumulated. Not really sure what your comment means.


#6

Especially pinto/black beans; not only are they an awesome source of carbohydrate, but they also offer a substantial amount of fiber, as well.

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