About Calories in Beans/Legumes
Calories in Beans/Legumes
The calorie content of beans, peas and other legumes/pulses varies according to type. For example, garbanzo beans contain about 45 calories per 100 grams, while kidney beans contain about 125 calories per 100 grams. For specific details of the calorie and energy content of Beans/Legumes, click the foods below.
Energy Content of Beans, Legumes and Peas
If you need to lose weight, beans and legumes are a great food option for a healthy weight loss diet, as they have a medium/low calorie-content. In general, calorie-controlled diets recommend a high intake of beans. In addition to energy content, dietary nutrition is also important, as a nutritious diet helps the body to burn calories faster and maintains a healthy metabolic rate. So as well as counting calories, check food labels for nutritional value. Nutritional and energy values provided on most of the above food pages include: vitamins, minerals, folate and dietary fiber, as well as protein and carbs. Understanding diet nutrition makes calorie control and weight management easier and helps you to follow a healthy eating plan. See also Nutrition in Beans
How To Reduce Calories
Calorie reduction tip: If you want to eat fewer calories for weight loss purposes, the best way to lower energy intake is to eat more beans. Of course any energy-burning exercise helps to increase calorie-expenditure and thus allows you to eat more with less chance of gaining weight.
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