Food and Health

BEANS

 

Benefits:
  • Contain folate and vitamins A and C.
  • Mature(shelled) beans are high in protein and iron.
Drawbacks:
  • Shelled beans can cause flatulence.
  • Fava beans are toxic to some people.

 

BEER

 

Benefits:
  • Is lower in alcohol concentrations than wine and hard liquor.
  • Contains modest amounts of niacin, folate, vitamin B6 and some minerals.
Drawbacks:
  • Overconsumption can cause unwanted weight gain and obesity.
  • Heavy drinking can lead to inebriation and alcoholism.
  • Causes feelings of aggression in some people.