There is a split opinion about said beans. Some say that beans in general aka legumes contain too much starch that causes the blood sugar numbers to rise. Aetna insurance company is running a Forum on which I was an opposing side, telling everyone that beans are good for you. Of course some disagreed and the others just kept quiet.
So I decided to run a little experiment. Tonight I ate a whole 15oz can of red kidney beans for dinner, the liquid and all. It was good 🙂
2 hours later, my postprandial blood sugar is 98. And the proof is in the pudding, see the pic of my meter.
And btw, WebMD says that postprandial blood sugar 2 hours after meal should be less than 140 for those younger than 50; less than 150 for people in the age between 50 – 60, and less than 160 for those 60 and better which is where I belong.