Is this healthy?
I'm into beans for breakfast. No flatulence jokes, please. After I had used up all the black beans and thrown out the rest of the kale that was going stale, I opened up a jar of white beans (weiße Bohnen), I'm guessing we'd call them navy beans and that they belong to the species Phaseolus vulgaris. The fried egg on top, of course, is a no-no if you are trying to live a healthy life. I added about a teaspoon of ketchup and several splashes of green jalapeno hot sauce to the beans. What I notice is that the beans do a much better job of satisfying my hunger than the starchy foods (muffins, croissants, baguette, cereal) that I am wont to eat for breakfast on a normal morning. A stomach full of beans gets me to my lunch hour without snacking and withoug being overly hungry for my mid-day meal. With my starchy breakfasts, I usually am ravenously hungry by no later than 12:30. Ideally, I would make it to 1:00 p.m.
Wikipedia extolls the virtues of the little white bean. "The small, white navy bean, also called pea bean or haricot, is particularly popular in the United Kingdom and the US, featured in such dishes as baked beans and even pies, as well as in various soups such as Senate bean soup. Consumption of baked beans has been shown to lower total cholesterol levels and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. This might be at least partly explained by high saponin content of navy bean. Saponins also exhibit antibacterial and anti-fungal activity, and have been found to inhibit cancer cell growth. Furthermore, navy bean is the richest source of ferulic acid and p-coumaric acid among the common bean varieties." I have no idea whether these claims are true, but I feel that I have done a minimum level of due diligence to feel comfortable about my breakfast choice.