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
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
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