Healthy<br />lifestyle

Healthy
lifestyle

Did you know...?

That green beans are very low in calories, sodium and cholesterol and contain no saturated fat? That makes them a perfect food, if you are trying to lose weight and maintain good health.

Packed with vitamins and minerals

Green beans are a very good source of vitamins, minerals and plant-derived micronutrients. These little green wonders are full of B vitamins. They also contain protein, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and copper, and they are a very good source of dietary fibre, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate and manganese.

The large amount of dietary fibre in green beans provides very good satiety and the large amount of folate helps prevent cardiovascular disease.

The B vitamins in green beans also help maintain a healthy nervous system, skin, hair, liver and cardiovascular system. Furthermore, B vitamins can help protect us against depression and anxiety. 

Did you know...?

That raw green beans contain lectins, which can cause stomach problems and give your food poisoning?

So while you might assume that consuming raw beans would provide better nutrition, you’re wrong. Beans actually have a better nutritional profile after they are cooked. Beans must be boiled to destroy the lectins.

 

Folates are important during pregnancy

Green beans are a very good source of folate, which along with vitamin B-12 is one of the essential components of DNA synthesis and cell division.

A diet rich in folate before conception and during pregnancy may help prevent neural-tube defects in newborn babies.

Vitamins<br />and minerals

Vitamins
and minerals

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