One recently reported health benefit of navy beans is the “Second Meal Effect”. For decades, navy beans have been praised as a low-glycemic food which helps stabilize one's blood sugar. This is because beans are digested slowly which allows sugar (starch/glucose) to be released gradually over time instead of all at once. The slow release of sugar offers us protection against obesity and metabolic disorders such as Diabetes. However, scientists have now discovered that legumes’ ability to control blood sugar does not necessarily end after one meal. Beans continue to assist in controlling blood sugar for hours, even into the next day when one eats again (the “second meal”) and beyond.
Every day there is new research that verifies what we were taught nearly ninety years ago by the Messenger and God in Person (Master Fard Muhammad). Navy beans were not prescribed merely because they are inexpensive; we are often warned against consuming “cheap”, but unfit foods. They were prescribed to us because they are truly one of the best foods for our health. Their low cost is an added benefit.
HTETL Book 2, chapter 49, page 166:
“The common food (just milk and bread or just bean soup and bread) is better than all the fancy food that you may try to eat. Eating good, common food will make you live a long time. This civilization intends to get us death and not long life. So, eat to live and not to die!”