I hate lima beans! I really hate them. I hate their taste, I hate their texture and I even hate the idea of them.
Today I'm home sick with a cold and drowning myself in liquids i.e. orange juice, ginger tea, milkshakes (milkshakes are not doctor recommended - they are Bridget recommended) and lots of soup.
I made myself a can of Chef Wolfgang Pucks' country vegetable soup, and while cuddled up on the couch watching Battlestar Galactica I bit into a HUGE lima bean! GODDAMN YOU WOLFGANG PUCK! I hate lima beans. There was no warning label on the soup can stating their were freakishly gross lima beans enclosed.
Since I was forced to eat them, I decided to look at the situation in a positive way. Below are some of the health benefits of lima beans.
p.s. Wolfgang, you SUCK!
Lima beans are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber, as are most other legumes. In addition to lowering cholesterol, lima beans' high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly after a meal, making these beans an especially good choice for individuals with diabetes, insulin resistance or hypoglycemia. When combined with whole grains such as rice, lima beans provide virtually fat-free high quality protein. You may already be familiar with beans' fiber and protein, but this is far from all lima beans have to offer.