Thursday, September 12, 2013


This sleek, juicy, soft, velvety vegetable, packed with vitamins, minerals and micro nutrients is every vegetarian’s delight.

Green beans also called the French beans or String beans, which can be eaten raw or stir-fried, steamed, boiled or baked in casseroles. It tastes good anyway and is sure to boost your health.

Health Benefits of Green Beans and its Nutrients

Rich dietary fibre: Green beans are rich in fibre and if you are suffering from problems such as constipation or irritable bowel syndrome, this vegetable is a must in your diet. Green beans also help in regulating your blood sugar levels and so if you are diabetic have some every day.

Protects your heart: Studies have shown that the soluble fibre present in the beans is helpful in reducing the bad cholesterol levels. In addition, it also reduces inflammation and blood pressure.

Low fat: If you are trying to lose weight or maintain it, green beans are ideal as they are low in fat. Add green beans to your diet as it gives you all the essential nutrients without any extra calories. You can make a side dish to go with your chapatti or add them to your curries and soups.

Delay aging: Want to delay aging, avoid wrinkles and fine lines? Add green beans to your daily diet. Green beans are a great source of vitamin A and equally great for your skin. So, eat more beans and get rid of that dull skin and age spots now!

Speeds up blood clotting: The vitamin K present in green beans helps speed up the healing process in your body. For example, if you are injured, vitamin K can help stimulate the clotting of blood which in turn stops excessive bleeding. Making beans a part of your daily diet means more intake of vitamin K. Did you know that vitamin K helps absorb calcium and this can help in prevention of bone density loss and osteoporosis?

Premenstrual Syndrome: Green beans are packed with manganese which helps alleviate PMS symptoms such as irritability and mood swings. In addition, eating beans also helps in relieving symptoms of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.

For pregnant women: Green beans is said to be good for pregnant women as it helps in the healthy development of the baby’s heart. Studies show that green beans also help protect babies from conditions such as asthma.


Warning: Beans contain high concentrations of lectins and may be harmful if consumed in excess in uncooked or improperly cooked form.

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