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Feature Food Friday: Green Beans

Posted May 14 2010 12:00am

My sister Cassi inspired this post
I swear she has a can of green beans every day, and she is losing weight like crazy
so I was thinking, whats the big deal?

So I researched a bit..
Here's why green beans are a big deal..

Health Benefits

Green beans, while quite low in calories (just 43.75 calories in a whole cup), are loaded with enough nutrients to not only power up the Jolly Green Giant, but to put a big smile on his face. Green beans are an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K and manganese. Plus green beans are very good source of vitamin A (notably through their concentration of carotenoids including beta-carotene), dietary fiber, potassium, folate, and iron. And, green beans are a good source of magnesium, thiamin, riboflavin, copper, calcium, phosphorus, protein, omega-3 fatty acids and niacin.

Helping You Bone Up

Offer Cardiovascular Protection

Green beans are also a very good source of fiber , a very good source of potassium and folate , and a good source of magnesium and riboflavin. Each of these nutrients plays a significant cardio-protective role.

Promotes Colon Health

Anti-Inflammatory Nutrients

Green beans are a good source of riboflavin , which has been shown to help reduce the frequency of migraine attacks in people who suffer from them.

Iron for Energy

Rich in Minerals for Energy and Antioxidant Protection

Vitamins C, A and Zinc for Optimal Immune Function

For TONS more information visit the whole article HERE

Do you like green beans?
How do you incorporate them into your diet?

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