Many cans of beans contain more than 1,000 milligrams of sodium per cup. So if you’re soaking and rinsing canned beans, you’re still left with 700 milligrams, which is about half what we should consume for the entire day.
Rinsing canned beans | Disappointing results
Eating soaked and rinsed canned beans, at 700 milligrams of sodium per cup, is more sodium than you’d get in two large orders of French fries at McDonald’s. Yes, it’s one big slug of artery-stiffening sodium.
No-salt-added canned beans
That’s why no-salt-added cans of beans are the way to go for your blood pressure and overall health. And nicely, many supermarkets nationwide now carry no-salted-added canned beans, from garbanzos to pintos to black beans to white beans.
Stock up! They’re so easy to use. Pour your beans into soups, stews, salads, and more. For fiber, protein, lowering cholesterol, and losing weight, beans can’t be beat. Research has repeatedly found that among long-living populations worldwide, the common denominator in terms of food among these live-to-100 cultures is beans.
Another big plus about no-salt-added canned beans is that you’ll never again have to waste time or effort soaking and rinsing canned beans. Just open the lid, and you’re good to go!
To get you started, here’s a super-simple bean-rich recipe that guests at the Pritikin Longevity Center always enjoy.