Red Kidney Beans
Beans are a great source of soluble and insoluble fibre. Insoluble fibre is what’s responsible for carrying toxins waste products out of the body. Soluble fibre is the fibre that helps us to break down and process fats. It also helps to reduce the rate at which carbohydrates are released into the blood stream which leaves you feeling fuller for longer.
When our bodies don’t get enough fibre, toxins and waste are not removed effectively from the body and our digestive system works less efficiently. This can impact the skin in a number of ways. Since our bodies are not shedding waste products and breaking down food properly, the risk of our skin producing spots is substantial as the body may begin to release waste products through the skin. Our skin can also be left looking dull in appearance when our bodies are unable to properly extract the nutrients we need from our food.
You should add beans to your diet during the winter to help keep you full and energised throughout the long winter days and nights. Beans are also full of B vitamins, anti-oxidants and proteins which help with repairing damaged cells in the body.
Try eating a bowl of chilli for a hearty winter meal, it’s full of nutrients, fibre and slow releasing energy. Adding extra chillies can also help to improve your circulation and give your health a further boost.