In vegetarian cooking, the first question usually asked is, “Where is the protein coming from if you don’t eat meat?”
- Legumes are a staple food all over the world.
- Beans are low in fat and high in good quality protein and soluble fiber.
- Legumes (or beans) are rich in folic acid, copper, iron, and magnesium.
- Fiber helps to eliminate constipation and lower levels of damaging LDL cholesterol in the blood, making legumes very good for the heart.
- Brown rice is a complex carbohydrate that provides 15 essential nutrients including B-vitamins.
- Brown rice also helps to maintain stable levels of blood sugar.