When you are doing a slow carb diet, one of the most things to do is eat lots of protein. Protein is your main source of energy and it’s crucial you eat enough of it. About 30 grams within the first 30 minutes of waking in the morning and another 20 grams per meal. While downing three eggs or making chicken breast at 6am is not everybody’s favourite, the best alternative are legumes.
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Your body needs a lot of different nutrients in order to function healthy and a good way to get most of them are beans. In beans there’s protein, the base for energy and muscle growth, calcium, the main material that your bones are made of, magnesium and potassium, for muscle and nerve function, as well as protein synthesis and flavonoids, to reduce coronary artery disease and cancer. They have also iron, for growth and development, thiamin, for heart nerves and muscles, phosphorus, for your teeth and bones, zinc and pantothenic acid, for the immune system and growth, pyridoxine, for blood, skin and nervous system. On top of that you can find riboflavin and niacin, that are good for your respitory systems. As you can clearly see, a lot of what your body needs you can get from legumes. But again, balance is the key to a healthy life – don’t eat the beans exclusively.