Are Beans Fattening? Free Online Course

Are beans Fattening? Free Online Course

One of the questions my students ask me more often is if beans are fattening.  And since people are so confused about the value of calories for weight management and there are many misconceptions about food, including beans, I always end with a long explanation to help them understand the answer.

One of the most important aspects, before you can learn how to be in control of your weight, is to understand the concepts of Glycemic Index (GI) and Glycemic Load (GL), how they affect your sugar levels and insulin peaks and therefore how "fattening" a food or even a meal is. 

That can be quite a complex subject and to help you understand it I have created a FREE Online Course to specifically learn about GI & GL. Since I use beans as an example to understand how GI & GL can help you understand whether a food is fattening or not, I have called the course: Are beans fattening?

By understanding how GI & GL work, you'll be able not only to answer the question "Are beans fattening?", but to determine it for any other food.  

Jump in and enroll your FREE Online Course Are Beans Fattening? here.  

What About You!

Do you already know how to determine if a food is fattening? 

I'd love to know!

About the Author

Arantxa Mateo

Arantxa is a trained biologist, nutrition specialist and weight management coach. Born in Spain, she spent 5 years in Australia before moving to the US. Her motto is "Food is a pleasure. Nobody deserves to be on a diet."

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Comments: 3
  • #1

    Elizabeth McGlone (Thursday, 21 September 2017 09:55)

    I have always loved beans. They were a staple at our house when I was a kid. I put ‘fennel’ seeds in mine and that keeps the glassiness away. Works. Also put a pinch of baking soda in the soaking water. Thanks for your info on the benefits of beans.

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  • #2

    Arantxa Mateo (Thursday, 21 September 2017 15:23)

    You are welcome Elizabeth. I had heard about the baking soda but not about the fennel seeds. I'll definitely try it!

  • #3

    Virginessay (Saturday, 09 December 2017 03:21)

    A bean is a seed of certainly one of numerous genera of the flowering plant family Fabaceae, that are used for human or animal meals. Thank you for sharing how they affect your sugar levels and insulin peaks and etc,. I learn new information.