Ellen Levinson Joins the USDBC to Direct Programs in the Americas & Emerging Worldwide Markets

November 18, 2016

For Immediate Release November 11, 2016 Portland, Oregon The U.S Dry Bean Council (USDBC) announces the hiring of Ellen Levinson as the new International Representative for the Americas and Emerging Global Markets. In this capacity, Ellen will direct and lead program development in the CAFTA/DR, Mercosur, Caribbean and worldwide emerging markets. In addition to Emerging […]

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Fall Bean Briefs

October 23, 2012

For holiday parties this year, try new, healthy, delicious appetizers with beans. The fried chick pea orecchiette, olive tapenade, and Tuscan white bean hummus will bean-dazzle your guests! Fall Bean Briefs (PDF)

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When Should You Get Your Fiber?

May 22, 2012

Did you know that only about half of Americans get the recommended amount of daily fiber? To put the right amount of fiber back into your diet, experts say you should eat 25 to 35 grams daily, in small doses. Including fiber-rich foods such as beans and other veggies in your meals and snacks will […]

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Can Beans and Rice Work in Your Diabetes Diet?

April 18, 2012

Diabetic rice lovers can now enjoy white rice without worry, as long as it’s been mixed with beans. In a recent study partially funded by the USDBC, researchers found that beans, a healthy component to any diet, can keep rice from raising a person’s blood sugar levels. For diabetics who love rice and those of […]

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Pinto Bean Consumption Reduces Biomarkers for Heart Disease Risk

November 20, 2010

“The role of functional foods in chronic disease risk reduction has been given increasing attention over the past 10 years by researchers. Media promotions have heightened consumer awareness about the cardiovascular benefits of some foods such as whole grains, nuts, fish, and flaxseed. While legumes or dry beans have yet to receive as much publicity, several recent reviews of the literature […]

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Baked Bean Consumption Reduces Serum Cholesterol in Hypercholesterolemic Adults

November 20, 2010

“Baked bean consumption has been linked to reductions in total cholesterol (TC), and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in previous research with hypercholesterolemic adult men in controlled settings. The objective of the current research was to determine if daily intake of half a cupof vegetarian baked beans would reduce risk factors for coronary heart disease and type 2 […]

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July is National Baked Beans Month!

October 28, 2010

July is National Baked Beans Month, the perfect time to enjoy one of America’s favorite side dishes. Many Americans will celebrate summer with a side of baked beans. In fact, in 2009, Americans consumed 50 million pounds of baked beans during the month of July. That’s enough to build a trail of bean cans longer […]

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Pinto bean consumption changes SCFA profiles in fecal fermentations, bacterial populations of the lower bowel, and lipid profiles in blood of humans

September 13, 2010

Accumulating data suggest that beans lower serum lipids in human subjects and lower the risk of colon cancer via greater short-chain fatty acid (SCFA) production. This USDA study examined the hypothesis that pinto bean consumption affects SCFA production, colonic bacterial populations, and serum lipids. The study used 40 adults with premetabolic syndrome (pre-MetSyn; metabolic syndrome […]

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