Coffee beans are the ultimate bean snack, and a new study suggests it’s time for a new approach to enjoy them, especially if you’re looking to cut down on calories.
Researchers at the University of Washington surveyed 6,000 people between the ages of 19 and 59, and found that about half of the respondents said they’d consider a coffee bean as a snack, compared with just 20 percent who’d say they’d eat the bean as part of a meal.
Researchers say people who ate coffee beans as a main meal in the past tended to have higher calorie intakes than people who didn’t eat them.
The researchers say the findings show that eating coffee beans with protein is the way to go, and suggests adding a bit of protein to a healthy meal.
They also note that people who’ve had a bad coffee bean experience were more likely to report that they’d feel full for a few hours after eating.
The researchers suggest people try out these new options for a week to see if it works for them.
You could also try out adding some protein to your breakfast or lunch, such as quinoa or hemp seeds.
You can also try a “fiber-rich” option, such the quinoa, which is made from whole grains and can have a lower glycemic index.
This will also lower the total calorie count for the meal.
The study was published in the journal Obesity.