Posted by: Jonathan Caswell | September 25, 2012

BEANS, BEANS!


(Image courtesy of: www.societyoffrenchchefomeletters.wordpress.com.)

BEANS, BEANS…!

 

Beans, beans…a nutrititionist dreams,

Not very meaty, but boy they clean…

The innards a-flush

Whether sold or mush,

Beans are of nutritionist dreams,

Eating beans will, I guess,

Encourage people to eat less…

Overeating makes gas

Which eventually will pass,

It’s a definite inconvenience for guests.

Beans, beans, a musical fruit,

Over-activates the “patoot”…

Eaten with pineapple they say*

Metabolizes gas away,

Which makes lunch a happy pursuit!

Have you heard the news,

Why church seats are called “pews”?

Sunday was sabbath,

No cooking “elaborath”

Permitted but cold beans and brews**.

 

—Jonathan Caswell

NOTES: One of the versions of the original rhyme (in my neck of the woods) goes:

                  “Beans, beans, the musical fruit/ The more you eat, the more you toot/The more you    toot, the better you feel/ So let’s have beans at every meal!”—See WIKIPEDIA for more variations.

*The enzyme Bromelain, found in most parts of the pineapple, helps digest protein and thus reduces gas from protein metabolism. I learned this from a SCIENCE NEWS article in the early 1980’s.  WIKIPEDIA and other resources still validate this.

**There were two opinions on this in the Massachusetts Colony.  Half favored the English practice of beer over questionable water.  Certain stricter religious sects preferred total abstention.  See www.apstudynotes.org.


Responses

  1. I learned something here which is good, love beans too, excellent job

  2. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

    SATURDAY NITE IS COMING SOON!!!!!


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