National Eat Your Beans Day
National Eat Your Beans Day is observed every year on July 3. National Eat Your Beans Day marks the importance of eating healthy food and celebrates beans of all shapes, sizes, and colors. Bean is considered as a cheap yet nutrition filled pulse. It also plays a significant role in the diet of vegetarians as they have high protein and low fat. Bean is a type of legume that is cultivated and consumed over an extended period of time. The popular varieties of beans are soybeans, lima beans, pinto beans, green beans, black beans, white beans, kidney beans, chickpeas, pinto, garbanzo, lentils, and black-eyed peas. The Beans contain a high amount of soluble fiber, protein, carbohydrates, folate, vitamin A, calcium, potassium, and iron. Beans are widely grown in North Dakota, Michigan, and Nebraska in the US. Adding beans to the regular diet will help oneself in keeping their heart healthy and lite. USDA recommends all the adults to eat a minimum of three cups of beans every week. There are around 4000 varieties of beans in the world and only a fraction that is used for consumption. This day is remainder for everyone to include more beans in their diet.
“Three of the most beneficial, longevity promoting anti-cancer foods are green vegetables, beans, and onions.” – Joel Fuhrman
History of National Eat Your Beans Day
The founder and the reason for the creation of National Eat Your Beans Day is unknown. The creator must have created this day to encourage people to take more of beans in their daily diet. Beans are one of the plants cultivated for most extended history. In Thailand, there are beans which had occurred naturally and are improved and grown since the early seventh millennium BCE. The genus Phaseolus is a typical kind of bean which is eaten fresh or dried, comes initially from America. Beans are popular from old history and are considered as a rich source of protein.
Other Celebrations on July 3
July 3 is also celebrated as
- Disobedience Day
- National Chocolate Wafer Day
- Stay Out Of The Sun Day
- International Plastic Bag Free Day
- National Compliment Your Mirror Day
How to celebrate National Eat Your Beans Day
National Eat Your Beans Day is celebrated by trying out different kinds of beans that are new to you. Bean plants are easy to grow and just takes 60 days to attain harvest period, so give an attempt on growing bean plants. You can also dig into some yummy recipes and make a dish using beans. On this day you can either consume or purchase any beans or bean-based products. Beans are so versatile, there are many innovative ways to add them to your diets. One can even use them in desserts. Post pictures and share your National Eat Your Beans Day celebrations on social media by using the hashtag #EatYourBeansDay.