There are a couple reason why I like beans. First of all they are good for the environment. Research shows that out of all the types of crops, beans use up very small amounts of water to grow. I believe the figure is something like 55 gallons of water for 1 pound of beans, while at the same time it takes between 1000 and 1500 gallons of water for the same amount of beef.
Beans – super food for you
Access to safe and clean drinking water is unfortunately not possible everywhere on this planet of ours. Even California experienced serious water shortages up until the recent rains. Growing food that requires a lot of water to grow is close to insanity in situations when there aren’t that much water to begin with in a given area.
Like I already mentioned, compared to other foods, beans take very little water to grow. Not only that, but they are extremely healthy for you. They are a protein rich food. Not as much as meat of course, but they are going to be a decent enough source of protein for a healthy diet. As always you should consult with a nutritionist for a more balanced diet plan.
But if you are looking for a way to save the environment and eat healthy at the same time, you should try adding more beans to your diet. They are good for both you and for mother nature, so it’s a win-win situation all around. What kind of other super foods do you eat?