Hi, I am your good old beans used in many dishes. I am one of the more common varities found in India. I am also known as string beans or green beans, and also form an integral part of French cuisine. I am counted as one of the healthiest veggies of them all, and for good reason too. Have a quick look at my health benefits.
I help reduce the risk of heart disease due to my high levels of flavonoids. I am said to be beneficial for preventing colon cancer. Secondly, my high fiber content of green beans can also positively impact your digestive system. I can help manage and regulate diabetes symptoms in many patients. The presence of various immune system-boosting antioxidants in me is well known. Certain specific carotenoids that are found in green beans can also prevent macular degeneration, which is a decrease in vision and eye function. There are a number of nutrients, such as calcium, found in me, that are integral in preventing bone deterioration and osteoporosis. Lastly, I am also a great source of folic acid, which plays a key role in a number of internal processes, but none are more important than protecting infants in the womb.