Beans and Protein. Far too often I see these words paired in a sentence. May it be blogs or magazine, beans (or legumes) are often touted for their protein content. Fact is, beans will always have a carbohydrate to protein ratio of 2:1 or greater.
The info-graphic is intended to show you that not only would you have to eat a mountain of Garbanzo beans to equal a couple meals worth of chicken in terms of protein, you’d also be doing so at the expense of a ton of excess calories.
FoodSize.com – Chicken Breast Vs. Chick Peas – Protein Content
After viewing this picture, you should really start thinking of beans/legumes as a carbohydrate source that carries along fiber and only a moderate amount of protein.
You can view this food comparison info-graphic and more like it at Food Size.