The Simple Bean

Beans have a number of nutritional qualities to support healthy aging, and they're delicious! This toolkit shares easy recipes and simple tips to include beans in your daily diet.

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This toolkit was developed to encourage older adults to add nutritious beans to their diet.  Below is a summary of the information you can find in The Simple Bean toolkit:

  • Background information on varieties of beans
  • Nutrient profile of beans
  • Health benefits of eating beans
  • Digestion tips for eating beans
  • Use and storage tips for dry and canned beans
  • Bean recipes and weekly menus with grocery lists

Date created: Summer 2018

Authorship

This resource was developed by Emily Farrell (MSc candidate, Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Guelph) as part of her MSc thesis research. Guidance and input was provided by Katarina Doma (PhD candidate, Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Guelph) and Alison Duncan (PhD, RD, Professor, Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Guelph). This resource was created in partnership with RIA's Agri-food for Healthy Aging program.

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