ADZUKI BEAN HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

Posted in PULSES HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

Name                :       Adzuki Bean

Scientific Name:        Vigna Angularis

Health benefits

Antioxidant benefits

Many recent research have shown natural antioxidants are compounds found in Adzuki Beans detoxify reactive oxygen species and prevent their damage to cellular macromolecules and organelles through different mechanisms. Phenolic compounds belonging to natural antioxidants are secondary metabolites commonly found in both edible and nonedible parts of plants. Evaluation of antioxidant activity of phenolic compounds from leguminous seeds specifically Adzuki Beans have been of interest in recent years.Other studies have shown that adzuki bean extract powders are promising alternatives to replace synthetic antioxidants and potential dyes.

Prevent Diabetes

Research shows that for the first time, identified that adzuki beans protein extracts significantly inhibited intestinal α-glucosidases. Further study revealed that the oral intake of adzuki beans protein extracts significantly reduced postprandial blood glucose. The results conclude that the improved anti-diabetic activity from adzuki beans.

Gastrointestinal Issues

Adzuki beans are packed with dietary fiber which is an extremely beneficial compound in our body. Simply by including sufficient quantities of fiber in our diets, we can ease many digestive related problems such as hemorrhoids, Constipations, ulcers and acid flux diseases. Normally these problems range from mild irritants to the life threatening situations, good quantity of fiber is a main element for the prevention of such situations. In a normal serving of Adzuki beans, which is 16.8 grams, we can gain 44.21% of the daily recommended amount of fiber. Adzuki beans are one of the most important vegetables to help keep stomach functioning effectively.

Brain Function

Brain is one of the most important parts of the human body so proper development of the brain is very essential. Iron present in Adzuki beans plays an important role in the proper development of the brain. Iron assist to supply oxygen in the blood and brain only uses about 20% of the blood oxygen; therefore iron is directly related with brain health and its other functions. Cognitive activity is stimulated with the proper flow of blood in the brain and assists to create new neural pathways to avoid cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, therefore Adzuki bean consumption is essential for the proper functioning of the brain. Adzuki beans contains 4.6 g Iron which is 57.50% of daily recommended value.

Reduces PMS Symptoms

Manganese which is present adequately in Adzuki beans is vital traces mineral required for many vital functions, including nutrient absorption, reduce PMS Symptoms and immune-system defenses. Consuming sufficient amount of Adzuki beans regularly  can help to improve different symptoms of PMS like muscle pain, anxiety, trouble sleeping, tenderness and mood swings. Research discovered that those women who have lower level of manganese within their blood may experience more pain and other mood related problems during Pre-menstruation. A single cup serving of Adzuki beans (230 g) has 57.30% of the daily required intake.

Strong Bones and Teeth

Adzuki bean is loaded with important minerals and vitamins along with impressive amount of Phosphorus, Magnesium, Zinc, Manganese, which are essential for the proper development of our body. They perform an important role in teeth and bone health. All these minerals are required for the proper functioning of the bones as well as encourage the remineralization of the teeth and the bones and keep them strong. Consuming Adzuki beans on a regular basis can be a long term solutions for osteoporosis, tooth decay, gum problems as well as other bones related problems that may occur as we age. Adzuki beans contain 386mg of phosphorus which is 55.14% of daily recommended value.

Preventing heart disease

Folate, or vitamin B9, is one of many essential vitamins required for the body for proper functioning of the body. Consuming Adzuki beans help heart to stay healthy and function optimally, since it contains 278 µg of Vitamin B9 (Folate, Folic Acid) which is 69.50% of daily recommended value. Folate deficit may result in increased risk of coronary complications, heart disease, and strokes in patients. In the U.S. research, bread and cereal companies were asked to include vitamin B12 to their products, the rate of heart disease and stroke was reduced by about 15%. Adzuki beans also helps remove homocysteine, a lethal compound which can result in severe artery damage if not removed from the blood.

Help Improve Muscle Mass

Consuming protein rich food such as Adzuki beans motivates an increase in muscle protein synthesis as well as suppresses protein breakdown for many hours so that end up with more lean tissues. Because of the availability of the amino acids, the body is continually in a fluctuating state of muscle loss and gain. Many Research show that people who consume more protein have more lean muscle mass, so Adzuki beans intake is most important since it contains 17.3 gram of protein which is 34.60% of the daily recommended value for the body.

Control Weight

To Control body weight certain carbohydrates must be eliminated or avoided, but including plant based carbohydrates is an integral part of weight loss. Adzuki beans are one of the plant based vegetable which contains 56.97 gm. of carbohydrates which is 43.82% of the recommended value. Including adzuki beans in our normal diet can help to control our body weight. Carbohydrates in the form of raw as well as cooked  vegetable make a huge portion of what we eat on a low-carb fat loss diet since these foods consists of minimal calorie and plenty of water and fiber which goes undigested.

The effect of diet with vegetable carbohydrate is that they lead people consume few calorie, yet getting more nutrition per calorie, and the fiber helps to keep them full. Research shows that greater fiber meals decrease calorie intake in the next meal which will help to control body weight.

Nutritional Value

Serving Size: 1 ( 230 g)

Calories 294 Kcal./cup Kcal

Calories from Fat 2.07 Kcal.

NUTRIENTS

AMOUNT

% DV

Dietary Fiber

16.8 g

44.21%

Carbohydrate

56.97 g

43.82%

Protein

17.3 g

34.60%

Total Fat

0.23 g

0.66%

Ash

3.06 g

N/D

Water

152.47 g

N/D

VITAMINS

Vitamin B9

278 µg

69.50%

Vitamin B1

0.264 mg

22.00%

Vitamin B5

0.989 mg

19.78%

Vitamin B6

0.221 mg

17.00%

Vitamin B2

0.147 mg

11.31%

Vitamin B3

0.649 mg

4.06%

AMINO ACIDS

Valine

0.89 g

42.14%

Isoleucine

0.69 g

41.27%

Leucine

1.454 g

39.34%

Lysine

1.304 g

39.00%

Tryptophan

0.166 g

37.73%

Histidine

0.455 g

36.93%

MINERALS

Copper

0.685 mg

76.11%

Iron

4.6 mg

57.50%

Manganese

1.318 mg

57.30%

Phosphorus

386 mg

55.14%

Zinc

4.07 mg

37.00%

Magnesium

120 mg

28.57%

 

 

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