If beans don’t agree with you, or you just can’t or won’t eat them, be sure you’re including these important supplements in your diet:
DIGESTIVE ENZYMES. Look for a digestive supplement formulated specifically for beans, or one that contains alpha- galactosidase, an enzyme that helps break down the complex sugars in beans.
FIBER. Beans are extremely high in both soluble and insoluble fiber. Choose a fiber supplement that contains both, and if you’re avoiding beans because of digestive issues, check with your doctor first.
B- COMPLEX VITAMINS. Beans are packed with Bs, so if you’re not a legume lover and don’t eat a varied diet, consider supplementing. Sublingual forms are great if you suffer from digestive problems.
MINERAL COMPLEX. Beans are an excellent source of magnesium, copper, phosphorous, iron, potassium, and manganese. If you also avoid nuts and seeds, look for a full- spectrum, multimineral supplement. Liquid forms tend to be better absorbed, especially if you have digestive issues.
PROTEIN. Most of us get plenty of protein, but if you’re a vegan and don’t eat beans, you may need to supplement. Look for protein powders made from sprouted rice, sprouted quinoa, hemp seeds, chia seeds, or artichoke protein.