October 1991

“Comment,” Ensign, Oct. 1991, 80


More about Beans

It was with great joy that we saw the article “Do You Know Beans about Beans?” in the June 1991 issue. We were surprised, however, by the reference to complete protein and protein combining.

Recent studies show that it is not necessary to combine plant foods with other plant foods or grains in the same meal—nor is it necessary to supplement plant foods with animal foods at all—in order for the body to get the protein and amino acids it needs for good health. Like peas, lentils, grains, nuts, seeds, and many vegetables, beans are naturally rich in protein.

Dorothy E. Smith, Ochlocknee, Georgia
Sue Brenner, Meigs, Georgia

Let the Lord Help

Early last year I became very discouraged. I didn’t want to see anyone or do anything, including going to work and attending church. One day I prayed and asked Heavenly Father what I could do about this discouragement. A soft, sweet voice came into my heart. “Get back into your fitness program,” it whispered. What will that do? I wondered. That will tire me out even more.

But the promptings continued. I decided to follow them, even though I still didn’t understand why. I hated exercising for the first three weeks, but I didn’t give up because I wanted to follow the Spirit. After seven weeks, exercising was no longer a burden. Even better, I felt my discouragement melting away, and I liked myself more.

As I look back, I see that the Lord has been with me through the past nine months, helping me and healing me. He will do the same for all of his children—if we will only follow what he asks us to do.

Name Withheld upon Request