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(1) Beans vs. (8) Okra

Mar 9, 2016

Tale of the Tape:

Okra: Per Cup: 0g Fat, 7g Carbs, 2g Protein. 3 grams of fiber.

Beans: Per Cup: 3g Fat, 121g Carbs, 42g Protein. 30 grams of fiber.

Okra is a perfect dinner carb (or after 3pm carb). The nutrition value in my opinion is more that of being a place holder, much like salad. The value in this food is more about taking up space in your stomach than actually providing you with a lot of nutritional value. The reason it's great after 3pm is as your body slows down for the day and prepares to do things that require less energy; like watch tv, read a book or sleep, it will give you that satisfied feelings.

Beans come in with almost ideal numbers and is one of the few "hardy" foods I recommend anytime of day as often as you can get them. They provide a healthy balance in carbs, proteins and fats.Very few foods can lay claim to that. I often suggest a ratio of 50% carbs, 30% proteins, and 20% fats to clients. This food is as close to that as you're going to get with a single food. Add in the fiber and you got one heck of a Macro super-food.

The only draw back to beans is the fact that they are not a complete protein, thus people often eat them with rice to get the missing amino acids.

But ultimately given the two, I will always choose the beans.

Verdict: (1) Beans defeats (8) Okra

Next Match: (3) Shrimp vs (6) Ground Turkey

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