Beans Nutrition Facts

How Beans Can Boost Your Workout

This tiny superfood fuels energy and packs a big ride-boosting punch

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If we had to pick a fuel champion for cyclists, beans would be the clear winner. Not only are they versatile, tasty, and easy on the wallet, says sports nutritionist Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD, “they provide protein, fiber, minerals, antioxidants, and slow-burning carbs.” In fact, few foods cram so many ride-fueling nutrients into so few calories. Here are five ways beans will improve your riding. (You need more than beans for fuel. For an extra nutritional boost, see how the experts eat: Best Cycling Recipes from the Pros.) 

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