15 Meal Prep Secrets That Can Reap Some Serious Nutrition Benefits

Beans don’t need a pre-soak

Once upon a time it was considered a must to pre-soak beans. What we’re learning is that oligosaccharides, a type of carbohydrate found in beans, are mostly lost when you soak them, Margulies says. “Oligosaccharides are an energy source for some of good bacteria in the large intestine,” she says. “Without them, consuming the beans would not aid in promoting the growth of healthy bacteria in our guts.”

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