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9 Health Benefits Of Beans You Should Know by Adieza(m): 1:59am On Nov 19, 2018
Beans are seeds from the Fabaceae family, commonly known as the legume, pea, or bean family. They are an affordable source of protein, fiber, and vitamins that offer many health benefits.

They usually grow in pods, which are capsules with several beans inside. These pods or capsules develop from flowers. Other legumes include peas, peanuts, and lentils

In this article, learn about nine health benefits of beans, including getting more protein and reducing the risk of heart disease.
9 Different type of beans include:
lima beans
black beans
black-eyed peas
soybeans
kidney beans
garbanzo beans
navy beans
pinto beans
red beans

Health benefits of beans

Beans offer several health benefits, including:

1. Protein source

Adding beans to grains can turn an incomplete protein into a complete one.

Protein is a vital nutrient that plays a key role in virtually everything the body does. Beans are high in amino acids, the building blocks of protein.

Protein sources can be divided into two different categories: complete and incomplete. Animal products, soy, and quinoa are all complete proteins, which means they contain all nine amino acids.

Out of all the types of beans, only soybeans contain all nine amino acids. Incomplete proteins can be easily combined with nuts, seeds, dairy, or grains at a single meal or over various meals throughout the day to make complete proteins.

For example, a person can eat beans with rice or couscous. Even having black beans at lunch and then almonds or cheese later in the day can ensure people get complete proteins.

Beans make an excellent source of protein for vegetarians and vegans. They are also lower in calories and saturated fat than some other protein sources, such as dairy products.

2. Nutrient dense food

Beans contain several vital nutrients, including folate. Folate can help prevent neural tube defects in a fetus during pregnancy.

Dried beans contain nearly double the folate that canned beans contain, so it is better to cook them from their dried form. However, canned beans still contain more folate than many foods.

Not getting enough folate can cause several symptoms, including: weakness, fatigue, heart palpitations, loss of appetite, irritability.
Other important nutrients found in beans include: Zinc, Iron, Magnesium and fiber.

3. Antioxidant

Beans are rich in a type of antioxidant called polyphenols. Antioxidants fight the effects of free radicals, which are chemicals that affect a wide range of processes in the body, from physical aging to cancer and inflammation.

4. Better heart health

People who consume beans may be less likely to die of a heart attack, stroke, or other cardiovascular health problem.

A 2013 analysis of previous studies found a clear correlation between eating beans and a reduced risk of coronary heart disease.

Other research suggests that beans may lower cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease and heart attacks.

5. Reduced risk of cancer

Some studies have shown that beans act as antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. These effects could reduce the risk of cancer.

Research published in 2015 analyzed whether beans might have antioxidant properties that fight intestinal cancer. Black beans were shown to have the highest antioxidant activity.

A 2016 study also found that chemicals in Northeast China black beans could slow the growth of colorectal cancer by damaging cancer cells.

6. Diabetes and glucose metabolism

Beans may help stabilize blood glucose levels or even prevent diabetes. Beans are high in fiber, which can help lower blood glucose.

A 2015 study in mice found that a chemical found in soybean leaves could help the body maintain healthy glucose levels.

Soybeans also support the healthy functioning of pancreatic cells. The pancreas produces insulin, which regulates blood sugar.

7. Preventing fatty liver

Fatty liver is a metabolic disorder that occurs when fats accumulate in the liver.

Research published in 2016 found that adzuki beans improve the accumulation of fat in the liver of mice. This result suggests that these beans might preserve liver health and reduce the risk of fatty liver, although more studies in humans are needed.

8. Controlling appetite

The fiber and healthy starches in beans can help prevent food cravings. People may feel fuller after consuming beans, which may prevent overeating and even help with weight loss.

9. Improving gut health

Research has shown a variety of beans, especially black beans, enhance gut health by improving intestinal barrier function, and increasing the number of healthy bacteria. This may help prevent gut-associated diseases.
https://www.agricinfo.com/2018/11/9-health-benefits-of-beans-you-should.html

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Re: 9 Health Benefits Of Beans You Should Know by Riversides2003(m): 2:32am On Nov 19, 2018
What about the nagative because anything that has a positive must surely have a negative.

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Re: 9 Health Benefits Of Beans You Should Know by ipobarethieves: 3:59am On Nov 19, 2018
the fart of 3rd days reheated beans,nor be here

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Re: 9 Health Benefits Of Beans You Should Know by PrimadonnaO(f): 5:03am On Nov 19, 2018
I love beans! cheesy. Beans and dodo, fried or pottaged, beans and garri, beans and pap, beans and bread, beans and white rice and peppery stew. cheesy cheesy

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Re: 9 Health Benefits Of Beans You Should Know by Mariangeles: 5:05am On Nov 19, 2018
Beans is tastier and healthier than rice yet so many people prefer rice to beans...I've always wondered why

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Re: 9 Health Benefits Of Beans You Should Know by basty: 5:06am On Nov 19, 2018
Eating beans is good for the body.

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Re: 9 Health Benefits Of Beans You Should Know by chocolatemom(f): 5:10am On Nov 19, 2018
Nice post,beans is very good for growth and development of kids though most of them doesn't like it.

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Re: 9 Health Benefits Of Beans You Should Know by Phoenixpolo: 5:11am On Nov 19, 2018
My favorite
Re: 9 Health Benefits Of Beans You Should Know by V9cypha: 5:12am On Nov 19, 2018
Nice Benefits
Re: 9 Health Benefits Of Beans You Should Know by driand(m): 5:14am On Nov 19, 2018
No 10 is even better....

10. IT'S CHEAP!

considering when you have 5 cups of beans for a family of 4 or more, all u need is additional 70 naira and food is ready

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Re: 9 Health Benefits Of Beans You Should Know by massive1019(m): 5:14am On Nov 19, 2018
can eat it morning, afternoon and night.....
Re: 9 Health Benefits Of Beans You Should Know by Mariangeles: 5:15am On Nov 19, 2018
PrimadonnaO:
I love beans! cheesy. Beans and dodo, fried or pottaged, beans and garri, beans and pap, beans and bread, beans and white rice and peppery stew. cheesy cheesy
Yeah...beans and rice is my favourite tongue

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Re: 9 Health Benefits Of Beans You Should Know by Goldenboy01(m): 5:15am On Nov 19, 2018
I can eat beans 3 times a day.

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Re: 9 Health Benefits Of Beans You Should Know by YINKS89(m): 5:16am On Nov 19, 2018
Beans ke... I dnt like it.
Re: 9 Health Benefits Of Beans You Should Know by Nobody: 5:21am On Nov 19, 2018
very rich in proteins
Re: 9 Health Benefits Of Beans You Should Know by DonroxyII: 5:21am On Nov 19, 2018
Beans is bae
Re: 9 Health Benefits Of Beans You Should Know by femi4: 5:22am On Nov 19, 2018
PrimadonnaO:
I love beans! cheesy. Beans and dodo, fried or pottaged, beans and garri, beans and pap, beans and bread, beans and white rice and peppery stew. cheesy cheesy
your fart go dey smell very well

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Re: 9 Health Benefits Of Beans You Should Know by Agugbadin: 5:25am On Nov 19, 2018
massive1019:
can eat it morning, afternoon and night.....

Same do I
Re: 9 Health Benefits Of Beans You Should Know by Gosj01(m): 5:42am On Nov 19, 2018
Bread and beans is bae!


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Re: 9 Health Benefits Of Beans You Should Know by bknight: 5:53am On Nov 19, 2018
People just hate this food for nothing.

Ask them why they do not like it & they have no reason.

I personally think it's more of social reasons than anything concrete. Maybe they think beans is less classy compared to rice

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Re: 9 Health Benefits Of Beans You Should Know by Born2Breed(f): 5:57am On Nov 19, 2018
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Beans,saving lives since 1914.

Gbegiri
Ewa agoyin
Akara

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Re: 9 Health Benefits Of Beans You Should Know by sonnie10: 5:59am On Nov 19, 2018
Beans have more carbohydrate than protein. Fact
Re: 9 Health Benefits Of Beans You Should Know by Nobody: 6:00am On Nov 19, 2018
Spagewa. Nigerian students can relate

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Re: 9 Health Benefits Of Beans You Should Know by Maj196(m): 6:01am On Nov 19, 2018
I love beans but the farting no be here o
Re: 9 Health Benefits Of Beans You Should Know by AleAirHub(m): 6:16am On Nov 19, 2018
Your house address please because I want to be like you with all this food menus kiss
PrimadonnaO:
I love beans! cheesy. Beans and dodo, fried or pottaged, beans and garri, beans and pap, beans and bread, beans and white rice and peppery stew. cheesy cheesy

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Re: 9 Health Benefits Of Beans You Should Know by Atigba: 6:19am On Nov 19, 2018
I always fart whenever I eat beans

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