KIDNEY BEANS HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

Posted in PULSES HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

Health Benefits:

1.  Kidney beans are a rich source of proteins, making them eligible for fulfilling the major daily protein requirements. With eight essential amino acids present in them, kidney beans help in fighting against several diseases and boosting the immunity system.

2.  Kidney beans contain certain antioxidants which have beneficial health effects. Studies indicate that beans with a darker skin color have higher number of antioxidants.

3.  Kidney beans are rich in soluble fiber content which regulates the blood glucose absorption from the body. The soluble fiber forms a gel-like substance by absorbing water from the intestines and slowing down the metabolism process of carbohydrates in the body, hence regulating the blood sugar levels. Regular consumption of kidney beans also helps in preventing diabetes.

4.  The dietary fiber present in these beans helps in lowering blood cholesterol levels in the body. It further reduces the risk of certain diseases, like strokes, high blood pressure, and coronary heart disease.

5.  Kidney beans are high in certain nutrients which involve in the process of detoxification, thereby lowering the risk of a number of inflammatory, degenerative, and cardiovascular diseases. Besides, they are important for promoting and maintaining optimal health.

6.  Kidney beans have high quantities of iron; thus, their regular consumption helps in the process of respiration at the cellular level. The iron content of the beans helps in synthesizing hemoglobin to aid in the carriage of oxygen to the cells.

7.  These beans also contain copper which reduces inflammatory conditions, like rheumatoid arthritis. Copper is also beneficial for promoting certain enzymatic activity which is necessary for maintaining the normal elastic properties of ligaments, joints, and blood vessels.

8.  Kidney beans contain thiamin which plays a significant role in enzymatic reactions of energy production and is critical for cognitive functions of the brain. Its regular intake can avoid age-related impairment in mental function (senility) and Alzheimer’s disease.

9.  Kidney beans contain magnesium which helps in relieving fatigue by relaxing the muscles, nerves, and blood vessels. It further prevents the adverse effects of conditions like asthma, muscle soreness, and migraine headaches.

Minerals:

Amount: 1 cup

 

Weight: 195 g

NUTRIENTS

AMOUNT

BASIC COMPONENTS

Proteins

44 g

Water

22.8 g

Ash

6.6 g

CALORIES

Total Calories

658

Calories From Carbohydrates

487

Calories From Fats

17

Calories From Proteins

153

CARBOHYDRATES

Total Carbohydrates

120 g

Dietary Fiber

30g                                                                   

Sugar

4.1 g

FATS & FATTY ACIDS

Total Fat

2.1 g

Saturated Fat

301 mg

Monounsaturated Fat

160 mg

Polyunsaturated Fat

1.1 g

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

699 mg

Omega-6 Fatty Acids

445 mg

VITAMINS

Vitamin C

8.8 mg

Vitamin E

410 mcg

Vitamin K

11 mcg

Thiamin

1.2 mg

Riboflavin

420 mcg

Niacin

4.1 mg

Vitamin B6

775 mcg

Folate

769 mcg

Pantothenic Acid

1.5 mg

Choline

128.5 mg

MINERALS

Calcium

162 mg

Iron

13 mg

Magnesium

269 mg

Phosphorus

793 mg

Potassium

2.7 g

Sodium

23 mg

Zinc

5.4 mg

Copper

1.4 mg

Manganese

22 mg

Selenium

6.2 mcg

Fluoride

4.3 mcg

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