I love rice and beans! When made lovingly and tasty, it is high on my list of comfort foods! Besides being delicious, I also found interesting is that having rice and beans can save you money, duckets and dinero! Per Dave Ramsey, you can get out of debt you by eating “beans and rice, rice and beans!” Rice and beans’ basic ingredients ~ rice and beans ~ are common, affordable and available when times are hard.
The great thing about rice and beans is a staple in most ethnic cuisine, mainly Caribbean, Mexican and Indian dishes (from Wikipedia):
By dining on rice and beans, it becomes a complete protein in your body while helping to keep some money in your pocket. Also, it is the probably one of the foods to eat to support your hair, skin and nails!
So, what makes rice and beans great for our hair, skin and nails? When rice and beans are separate, their protein makeup is incomplete – both containing essential amino acids but one or two of the essential amino acids are too low to count. Whereas, by combining rice with beans, it comes a complete protein! Protein supports and maintains our blood, organs, muscles, hair, skin, and nails. For example: Blood contains plasma proteins; hemoglobin has a protein component; proteins are components of some antibodies; many hormones are proteins (like insulin).
From Wikipedia – “While simple, the dish is very nutritious. Rice is rich in starch, an excellent source of energy. Rice also has iron, vitamin B and protein. Beans are also protein-rich, and contain a good amount of iron and other necessary minerals, and the consumption of the two in tandem provides all the essential amino acids.”
Now, by adding coconut to your rice and bean dish, it becomes the best foods to eat for your hair, skin and nails!
Why coconut? Coconut is revered for its ability to nourish the hair, scalp, skin and nails. Coconut has so many uses! You eat the coconut meat, drink coconut milk or cook with it, fry foods with coconut oil, use it as a hair conditioner, rub it on your cuticles and rub it on your skin! Per http://www.organicfacts.net, “the health benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, relief from kidney problems, heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV and cancer, dental care, and bone strength. These benefits of coconut oil can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and its properties such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, soothing, etc.”
In my opinion, the best dish you can eat to nourish your hair, skin and nails is: Jamaican Rice and Peas! I love cooking Jamaican Rice and Peas because it has coconut milk, rice and beans which is so beneficial for our bodies. Plus, Jamaican Rice and Peas is a great vegetarian dish to serve to your family! If you like to have my recipe, click the bold title below.
So, enjoy your bowl of Rice and Beans! Better for your health and better for your wallet!
PS – Don’t forget to leave a comment below. Love to hear what is your favorite beans and rice dish!
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