Bean: health benefits and virtues

The bean (Phaseolus vulgaris), originally fromCentral America and South America, is one of the oldest cultures in the world.

It offers many health benefits and virtues. Beans are commonly grown in home gardens for their pods or seeds.

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Beans and their health benefits

The true medicinal virtues of beans have been known since the end of the 19th century. Stones, diseases of the bladder, kidneys or urinary tract: the bean isthe diuretic food par excellence.

Easy to grow, beans can be eaten cooked, hot or cold, as an accompaniment, in salad or in soup. Available throughout the year, the bean is one of the vegetables most consumed in the world.

Besides its large taste value, the bean is also a vegetable that offers many health benefits and virtues. Source of fiber, vitamins B9 and selenium, it is a ideal slimming food ! Green, yellow or purple bean, snap bean or butter bean: in all its forms, beans have approaching virtues.

  • Rich in fiber, the bean protects against cardiac pathologies, limit the risks of colorectal cancer and regulates blood sugar by slightly lowering glucose level in the blood. It is highly recommended for people diabetics.
  • Very rich in iron and in folate (vitamin B9), beans are recommended during the growth. It is also a source ofsilicon, which plays an important role in bone formation.
  • Consumed steamed or boiled, beans are a source of magnesium and of vitamin B2 for women, and iron for men. Consumed raw, it is the source of manganese, of vitamin C and of vitamin K and prevents damage caused by free radicals, protects against infections, accelerates the healing and participate in the good coagulation some blood.
  • Warning, eaten raw, green beans can cause gastrointestinal disturbances, sometimes serious, due to phaseolin, destroyed during cooking.

Nutritional value of beans

30 kcal / 100 g. Beans provide twice as much protein as most fresh vegetables.

Growing the bean

In order to flourish, the bean needs full sun and warmth. It should be planted in consistent, deep, moist and cool soil. He doesn’t like sandy terrain at all.

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