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                        <p><strong>For breakfast:</strong> Porridge made with water.</p>
                        <p><strong>For lunch and dinner:</strong> Plain beans with plain race.</p>
                        <p><strong>And to drink?</strong> Just water.</p>
                        <p><strong>Seasonings?</strong> A small amount of salt is allowed, but no black pepper, chilli flakes or Herbes de Province.</p>
                        <p><strong>What about my Piri Piri sauce?</strong> Sauces are a big no-no, I'm afraid. So no baked beans, either.</p>
                        <p><strong>What types of beans are allowed?</strong> Definitely not jelly beans, if that's what you're asking. Just kidney beans, black-eyed beans, butter beans etc. Chickpeas, funnily enough, aren’t peas at all, but are in fact beans. So chickpea to your heart’s content.</p>
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                        What is the normal recommended calorie intake for Men and Women?
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                    <p>Calories measure how much energy food and drink contain. The amount of energy you need will depend on your age, lifestyle, size, gender and state of health. <strong>The guideline daily amount of calories is 2,000Kcal for women and 2,500Kcal for men.</strong> These are only guidelines, however. In reality there is no such thing as an energy requirement that suits everyone. We all need a certain amount of calories to provide our bodies with the energy they need to keep ticking over.</p>
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                    What would my calorie intake of 100G* of porridge and water give me?
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                    Approximately <strong>360Kcal</strong>.
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                    WHAT WOULD BE MY CALORIE INTAKE IF I ATE 50G OF PLAIN COOKED RICE AND 100G (DRAINED WEIGHT) OF COOKED KIDNEY BEANS?
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                <p>50g of plain, cooked rice is approximately 190Kcal, with 100g of drained kidney beans being approximately 125Kcal. The total calorie intake for one Mean Bean meal would be <strong>315Kcal.</strong></p>
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                        <p>50g rice with 100g beans</p>
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                            Dinner
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                        <p>50g rice with 100g beans</p>
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                    <p>NB: Weights referred to are for uncooked rice and drained kidney beans. <strong>This amounts to approximately 990Kcal per day.</strong>
However, as previously highlighted, everyone's body is different, so it's best for everyone to determine themselves what daily quantities they feel they can manage.</p>
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                    <p><strong>FIBRE - </strong>helps to maintain bowel function.</p>
                    <p><strong>B Vitamins - </strong>for example, thiamine which helps the body use energy from the carbohydrates we eat.</p>
                    <p><strong>IRON - </strong>required by red blood cells which transport oxygen around the body.</p>
                    <p><strong>CALCIUM - </strong>to help develop and maintain healthy bones and teeth.</p>
                    <p><strong>FOLATE - </strong>needed for the formation of healthy red blood cells and for the nervous system.</p>
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                <p>Beans are high in fibre and naturally lower in fat than animal sources of protein. This good group is a really important part of a healty, balanced diet, as these foods are good sources of protein, and lots of essential vitamins and minerals.</p>
                <p><strong>PROTEIN - </strong>for growth and maintanence of normal muscles and maintanance of healthy bones.</p>
                <p>One 80g portion of beans will count as one of your five a day.</p>
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                    <strong>However, if you eat any more than this in one day, it will still only count as one of your five a day - no matter how much you eat. This because although pulses contain fibre, they don't contain the same combinations of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients as fruit and vegetables.</strong>

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                        <p><strong>THIAMINE - </strong>aids normal energy-yielding metabolism, growth, development, function of cells and the heart.</p>
                        <p><strong>FOLATE - </strong>contributes to normal blood formation, immune system, and protein and glycogen metabolism. Deficiency results in anaemia.</p>
                        <p><strong>IRON - </strong>contributes to normal red blood cell formation, cognitive function, oxygen transport in the body and function of the immune system.</p>
                        <p><strong>MAGNESIUM - </strong>helps with normal muscle function, electrolyte balance and maintanance of normal bones and teeth.</p>
                        <p><strong>ZINC - </strong>contributes to normal fertility and reporudction, cognitive function, wound healing and protein synthesis.</p>
                        <p><strong>DIETARY FIBRE - </strong>can reduce risk of heart disease, diabetes, some cancers and help weight control. It is also important for digestive health.</p>
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                    <p>Water is essential for our bodies to work properly, for example, for regulating body temperature, transporting nutrients around the body and for normal brain function.</p>
                    <p>Drinking plenty of water relieves fatigue, improves mood, treats headaches and migraines, helps digestion and flushes out toxins.</p>
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                        What nourishment would I miss out on by just eating rice, beans and porridge?
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                    <p>Beans and rice are a staple diet in many countries around the world, making a complete protein when eaten together – one that contains all of the essential amino acids. While beans and rice, individually, are low in certain types of essential amino acids, each offers what the other lacks. However, eating beans and rice alone can lead to nutritional deficiencies in the long term.</p>
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                                    <li>Vitamins and minerals found in fruit and vegetables</li>
                                    <li>A variety of protein found in fish, meat and diary</li>
                                    <li>Some fat, which is essential in a healthy balanced diet</li>
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                            HOW WILL I EXPECT TO FEEL EATING THESE THREE THINGS FOR FIVE DAYS?
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                        <p><strong>Some side effects may occur and can include:</strong></p>
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                            <li>Hunger!</li>
                            <li>Dry mouth</li>
                            <li>Constipation or diarrhoea</li>
                            <li>Headaches (mainly due to caffeine and sugar withdrawals)</li>
                            <li>Dizziness</li>
                            <li>Flatulence (just blame it on the cat/dog/children)</li>
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                            What should I do if I feel unwell?
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                        <p>Before starting a diet it is <strong>strongly advisable that you contact your GP</strong>, particularly if you are suffering from ill health or have a medical condition. If you feel unwell, stop doing the challenge.</p>
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                <p>One meal a day of cassava leaves and yams would provide the necessary nutrients for anyone to function normally. The long-term effect of an unvaried diet, without fresh fruit and vegetables, would be to develop chronic malnutrition, with physical and menatal stunting as a consequence.</p>
                <p>Cassava leaves may be dangerour if consumed raw, in large amounts or when prepared incorrectly. This is because raw cassava contains poisonous chemicals which, when consumed frequently, are associated with paralysis and organ damage, and can be fatal.</p>
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                    This is the diet that poverty has forced Matunda and her community to eat. 
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                    <strong>We won't stand idly by and let this happen. We won't stop until poverty stops.</strong>

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						<p><strong>For breakfast:</strong> Porridge made with water.</p>
						<p><strong>For lunch and dinner:</strong> Plain beans with plain race.</p>
						<p><strong>And to drink?</strong> Just water.</p>
						<p><strong>Seasonings?</strong> A small amount of salt is allowed, but no black pepper, chilli flakes or Herbes de Province.</p>
						<p><strong>What about my Piri Piri sauce?</strong> Sauces are a big no-no, I'm afraid. So no baked beans, either.</p>
						<p><strong>What types of beans are allowed?</strong> Definitely not jelly beans, if that's what you're asking. Just kidney beans, black-eyed beans, butter beans etc. Chickpeas, funnily enough, aren’t peas at all, but are in fact beans. So chickpea to your heart’s content.</p>
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					<h3>What is the normal recommended calorie intake for Men and Women?</h3>
					<p>Calories measure how much energy food and drink contain. The amount of energy you need will depend on your age, lifestyle, size, gender and state of health. <strong>The guideline daily amount of calories is 2,000Kcal for women and 2,500Kcal for men.</strong> These are only guidelines, however. In reality there is no such thing as an energy requirement that suits everyone. We all need a certain amount of calories to provide our bodies with the energy they need to keep ticking over.</p>
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				<h4>What would my calorie intake of 100G* of porridge and water give me?</h4>
				<p>Approximately <strong>360Kcal</strong>.<br />
				*Dry Weight</p>
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				<h4>WHAT WOULD BE MY CALORIE INTAKE IF I ATE 50G OF PLAIN COOKED RICE AND 100G (DRAINED WEIGHT) OF COOKED KIDNEY BEANS?</h4>
				<p>50g of plain, cooked rice is approximately 190Kcal, with 100g of drained kidney beans being approximately 125Kcal. The total calorie intake for one Mean Bean meal would be <strong>315Kcal.</strong></p>
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						<p>50g rice with 100g beans</p>
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						<h4>Dinner</h4>
						<p>50g rice with 100g beans</p>
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					<p>NB: Weights referred to are for uncooked rice and drained kidney beans. <strong>This amounts to approximately 990Kcal per day.</strong>
					However, as previously highlighted, everyone's body is different, so it's best for everyone to determine themselves what daily quantities they feel they can manage.</p>

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						<p><strong>FIBRE - </strong>helps to maintain bowel function.</p>
						<p><strong>B Vitamins - </strong>for example, thiamine which helps the body use energy from the carbohydrates we eat.</p>
						<p><strong>IRON - </strong>required by red blood cells which transport oxygen around the body.</p>
						<p><strong>CALCIUM - </strong>to help develop and maintain healthy bones and teeth.</p>
						<p><strong>FOLATE - </strong>needed for the formation of healthy red blood cells and for the nervous system.</p>
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						<p>Beans are high in fibre and naturally lower in fat than animal sources of protein. This good group is a really important part of a healty, balanced diet, as these foods are good sources of protein, and lots of essential vitamins and minerals.</p>
						<p><strong>PROTEIN - </strong>for growth and maintanence of normal muscles and maintanance of healthy bones.</p>
						<p>One 80g portion of beans will count as one of your five a day.</p>
						<p><strong>However, if you eat any more than this in one day, it will still only count as one of your five a day - no matter how much you eat. This because although pulses contain fibre, they don't contain the same combinations of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients as fruit and vegetables.</strong>
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						<p><strong>THIAMINE - </strong>aids normal energy-yielding metabolism, growth, development, function of cells and the heart.</p>
						<p><strong>FOLATE - </strong>contributes to normal blood formation, immune system, and protein and glycogen metabolism. Deficiency results in anaemia.</p>
						<p><strong>IRON - </strong>contributes to normal red blood cell formation, cognitive function, oxygen transport in the body and function of the immune system.</p>
						<p><strong>MAGNESIUM - </strong>helps with normal muscle function, electrolyte balance and maintanance of normal bones and teeth.</p>
						<p><strong>ZINC - </strong>contributes to normal fertility and reporudction, cognitive function, wound healing and protein synthesis.</p>
						<p><strong>DIETARY FIBRE - </strong>can reduce risk of heart disease, diabetes, some cancers and help weight control. It is also important for digestive health.</p>
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					<p>Water is essential for our bodies to work properly, for example, for regulating body temperature, transporting nutrients around the body and for normal brain function.</p>
					<p>Drinking plenty of water relieves fatigue, improves mood, treats headaches and migraines, helps digestion and flushes out toxins.</p>
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					<h3>What nourishment would I miss out on by just eating rice, beans and porridge?</h3>
					<p>Beans and rice are a staple diet in many countries around the world, making a complete protein when eaten together – one that contains all of the essential amino acids. While beans and rice, individually, are low in certain types of essential amino acids, each offers what the other lacks. However, eating beans and rice alone can lead to nutritional deficiencies in the long term.</p>
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								<h4>YOU WILL MISS OUT ON:</h4>
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									<li>Vitamins and minerals found in fruit and vegetables</li>
									<li>A variety of protein found in fish, meat and diary</li>
									<li>Some fat, which is essential in a healthy balanced diet</li>
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						<h3>HOW WILL I EXPECT TO FEEL EATING THESE THREE THINGS FOR FIVE DAYS?</h3>
						<p><strong>Some side effects may occur and can include:</strong></p>
						<ul>
							<li>Hunger!</li>
							<li>Dry mouth</li>
							<li>Constipation or diarrhoea</li>
							<li>Headaches (mainly due to caffeine and sugar withdrawals)</li>
							<li>Dizziness</li>
							<li>Flatulence (just blame it on the cat/dog/children)</li>
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						<h3>What should I do if I feel unwell?</h3>
						<p>Before starting a diet it is <strong>strongly advisable that you contact your GP</strong>, particularly if you are suffering from ill health or have a medical condition. If you feel unwell, stop doing the challenge.</p>
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				<p>One meal a day of cassava leaves and yams would provide the necessary nutrients for anyone to function normally. The long-term effect of an unvaried diet, without fresh fruit and vegetables, would be to develop chronic malnutrition, with physical and menatal stunting as a consequence.</p>
				<p>Cassava leaves may be dangerour if consumed raw, in large amounts or when prepared incorrectly. This is because raw cassava contains poisonous chemicals which, when consumed frequently, are associated with paralysis and organ damage, and can be fatal.</p>
				<p>This is the diet that poverty has forced Matunda and her community to eat. <br />
				<strong>We won't stand idly by and let this happen. We won't stop until poverty stops.</strong>
			</div>
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What exactly am I allowed to eat during the mean bean challenge?

What exactly am I allowed to eat during the mean bean challenge?

For breakfast: Porridge made with water.

For lunch and dinner: Plain beans with plain race.

And to drink? Just water.

Seasonings? A small amount of salt is allowed, but no black pepper, chilli flakes or Herbes de Province.

What about my Piri Piri sauce? Sauces are a big no-no, I'm afraid. So no baked beans, either.

What types of beans are allowed? Definitely not jelly beans, if that's what you're asking. Just kidney beans, black-eyed beans, butter beans etc. Chickpeas, funnily enough, aren’t peas at all, but are in fact beans. So chickpea to your heart’s content.

What is the normal recommended calorie intake for Men and Women?

Calories measure how much energy food and drink contain. The amount of energy you need will depend on your age, lifestyle, size, gender and state of health. The guideline daily amount of calories is 2,000Kcal for women and 2,500Kcal for men. These are only guidelines, however. In reality there is no such thing as an energy requirement that suits everyone. We all need a certain amount of calories to provide our bodies with the energy they need to keep ticking over.

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What would my calorie intake of 100G* of porridge and water give me?

Approximately 360Kcal.
*Dry Weight

WHAT WOULD BE MY CALORIE INTAKE IF I ATE 50G OF PLAIN COOKED RICE AND 100G (DRAINED WEIGHT) OF COOKED KIDNEY BEANS?

50g of plain, cooked rice is approximately 190Kcal, with 100g of drained kidney beans being approximately 125Kcal. The total calorie intake for one Mean Bean meal would be 315Kcal.

WHAT MINIMUM DAILY QUANTITIES DO YOU RECOMMEND?

Breakfast

100g porridge, made with water

Lunch

50g rice with 100g beans

Dinner

50g rice with 100g beans

NB: Weights referred to are for uncooked rice and drained kidney beans. This amounts to approximately 990Kcal per day. However, as previously highlighted, everyone's body is different, so it's best for everyone to determine themselves what daily quantities they feel they can manage.

What nutrients would I get from just eating porridge, rice and beans?

FIBRE - helps to maintain bowel function.

B Vitamins - for example, thiamine which helps the body use energy from the carbohydrates we eat.

IRON - required by red blood cells which transport oxygen around the body.

CALCIUM - to help develop and maintain healthy bones and teeth.

FOLATE - needed for the formation of healthy red blood cells and for the nervous system.

Beans are high in fibre and naturally lower in fat than animal sources of protein. This good group is a really important part of a healty, balanced diet, as these foods are good sources of protein, and lots of essential vitamins and minerals.

PROTEIN - for growth and maintanence of normal muscles and maintanance of healthy bones.

One 80g portion of beans will count as one of your five a day.

However, if you eat any more than this in one day, it will still only count as one of your five a day - no matter how much you eat. This because although pulses contain fibre, they don't contain the same combinations of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients as fruit and vegetables.

THIAMINE - aids normal energy-yielding metabolism, growth, development, function of cells and the heart.

FOLATE - contributes to normal blood formation, immune system, and protein and glycogen metabolism. Deficiency results in anaemia.

IRON - contributes to normal red blood cell formation, cognitive function, oxygen transport in the body and function of the immune system.

MAGNESIUM - helps with normal muscle function, electrolyte balance and maintanance of normal bones and teeth.

ZINC - contributes to normal fertility and reporudction, cognitive function, wound healing and protein synthesis.

DIETARY FIBRE - can reduce risk of heart disease, diabetes, some cancers and help weight control. It is also important for digestive health.

Water is essential for our bodies to work properly, for example, for regulating body temperature, transporting nutrients around the body and for normal brain function.

Drinking plenty of water relieves fatigue, improves mood, treats headaches and migraines, helps digestion and flushes out toxins.

What nourishment would I miss out on by just eating rice, beans and porridge?

Beans and rice are a staple diet in many countries around the world, making a complete protein when eaten together – one that contains all of the essential amino acids. While beans and rice, individually, are low in certain types of essential amino acids, each offers what the other lacks. However, eating beans and rice alone can lead to nutritional deficiencies in the long term.

YOU WILL MISS OUT ON:

  • Vitamins and minerals found in fruit and vegetables
  • A variety of protein found in fish, meat and diary
  • Some fat, which is essential in a healthy balanced diet

HOW WILL I EXPECT TO FEEL EATING THESE THREE THINGS FOR FIVE DAYS?

Some side effects may occur and can include:

  • Hunger!
  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation or diarrhoea
  • Headaches (mainly due to caffeine and sugar withdrawals)
  • Dizziness
  • Flatulence (just blame it on the cat/dog/children)

What should I do if I feel unwell?

Before starting a diet it is strongly advisable that you contact your GP, particularly if you are suffering from ill health or have a medical condition. If you feel unwell, stop doing the challenge.

Case Study Headline

One meal a day of cassava leaves and yams would provide the necessary nutrients for anyone to function normally. The long-term effect of an unvaried diet, without fresh fruit and vegetables, would be to develop chronic malnutrition, with physical and menatal stunting as a consequence.

Cassava leaves may be dangerour if consumed raw, in large amounts or when prepared incorrectly. This is because raw cassava contains poisonous chemicals which, when consumed frequently, are associated with paralysis and organ damage, and can be fatal.

This is the diet that poverty has forced Matunda and her community to eat.
We won't stand idly by and let this happen. We won't stop until poverty stops.