From the Beans family Kidney Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) is ranked as king of beans because of its nutritional value, Health Benefits and availability. The name given because of its shape and color “Redish Brown” resemble with Kidney. Nutritionally it is rich in Protein, Potassium, Magnesium, iron, carbohydrate, vitamins and other trace elements due to this it is called a complete food. Along with nutritional property it posses disease fighting Antioxidants which prevent from several disease.
Kidney Beans Nutritional Profile:
Due to rich nutritional property Kidney beans are considered to be a “whole food”. Posses high content of starch, dietary fiber, vitamins (Vitamin B, K and C) minerals, trace elements antioxidants and phenolic acids, such as anthocyanins, flavonoids, flavonol glycosides, tannins and phenolic acids. These components plays vital role in prevention and some times treating various diseases like diabetes, cancer, Heart problems, weight reduction and many more.
Health Benefits of Kidney Benefits:
Improve Heart Function and Reduce Cardio Vascular Disease
Kidney Beans contains high quantity of fiber and magnesium both helps to reduce cholesterol. The floate in this bean reduces homocysteine all these reduce incidence of heart attack, cardio vascula diseases. Magnesium helps to improve heart function and keep heart health.
For diabetic patient these beans are precious gift. It maintains blood sugar level through its glycemic index. If you use it as food in your routine life it helps to prevent from prediabetes and good for maintain sugar level of diabetic patient .
As we already discussed that these beans contain sufficient amount of Vitamins. Presence of Vitamin B1 helps in synthesis of acetylcholine (an important neurotransmitter) which is responsible for brain improvement, proper function and boosts your memory.
Antioxidants are very important for good health. Wide range of illnesses and chronic diseases can cause if free redicals are left unchallenged. Presence of Manganese aids body’s antioxidant deference and thus helps to demolish harmful free redicals present in the body. Thus it will prevent us from several diseases.
Treat and Prevent From Cancer:
Certain types of cancers can be prevented and treated with using of Kidney Beans as food. Beans contain Flavonols which fights against cancers and initiates a defense mechanism against various forms of Cancer.
Rich In Protein
Due to rich concentration of protein Kidney bean can be replaced with meat “specially for the patients who are not allowed to take meat”. This will ensure enough amount of protein for the body. That’s why it is called a complete food.
Prevent and Reduce Hypertension:
Potassium and magnesium presence helps in expansion of arteries and vessels. This will helps in normal blood flow and thus maintains Blood Pressure, reduce / prevent Hypertension.
Body weight can be reduced through eating K-beans because it contains dietary fibers and Alpha-amylase inhibitors which reduces fat level and maintain body fat.