After surviving the Winter of 2013-2014, it’s hard to believe it’s summer.

Is your body swimsuit ready? Beans are your answer. Research suggests that eating a cup of beans a day can help you lose weight. That’s right- your bikini body is a jar of beans away!

Dr. Joel Fuhrman, MD suggests a simple diet for which you eat at least one cup of beans a day. Why? Beans are high in resistant starch. As you probably know, not all starch is healthy. Starch in potatoes and baked goods digests fast and isn’t the healthiest option. Resistant starch, on the other hand, is a nutrient in all beans that’s critical to helping you lose weight.

Resistant starch goes through your system slowly and causes a healthier and lower rise in blood sugar. The effects of resistant starch are very similar to the way fiber acts in your body. What does it mean for you? It means you stay full longer and digest food more fully. The result? Weight loss.

Beans are scientifically proven to promote living a longer life. Beans are often fed to the elderly to provide various nutrients and keep them in good shape. In all food cultures, beans are associated with protecting against cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stroke and obesity.

Craving more than a cup of beans a day? You can never eat too many! You don’t have to feel guilty–beans are full of healthy fat and nutrients. Stay away from heavy dishes with lots of sugar or mayonnaise, and instead dress your beans lightly with olive oil and lots of fresh veggies. Grab a jar of Randall Beans and still feel good about your summer body.

Ready to start planning your picnic? Just don’t forget the Randall Beans! Check your local grocery store or if you can’t find them you can always have these delicious beans in a jar shipped straight to you from our online store.