HEALTH BENEFITS OF KIDNEY BEANS
Dr Sheetal Bhatia
Domlur, Bengaluru Jan 16, 2018
Kidney beans or Rajma that provide the body with many of the building blocks that need to maintain good health. Kidney beans also have specific benefits for your heart and digestive health.
Let’s look at some health benefits of kidney beans:
- LOWERS CHOLESTEROL
Kidney beans contains high amount of complex carbohydrates and dietary fibre that surround the cholesterol and prevents its reabsorption into the body.
- GOOD FOR DIABETICS
Kidney beans has low glycaemic index that keeps the body’s sugar level content balanced, making it an ideal choice for diabetics.
- IMPROVES MEMORY
Kidney beans have a high amount of Vitamin B1 that help improve cognitive functions and slows down the progress of degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
- BOOSTS ENERGY
The manganese content in kidney beans is important for metabolisation (breaking down nutrients to produce energy for the body).
Kidney beans are rich in protein and a great substitute for meat for vegetarians. It provides adequate protein without adding calories from meat or heavy dairy products.
- NATURAL DETOXIFIER
Most food products today contain sulphites. Kidney beans contains molybdenum that helps in detoxifying the body off sulphites.
- PREVENTS HYPERTENSION
Kidney beans are rich in potassium, magnesium, soluble fibre and protein that help lower hypertension and maintain normal blood pressure.
- RELIEVES CONSTIPATION
Kidney beans has insoluble dietary fibres that adds bulk to your stool, ensuring a smooth bowel movement, relieving constipation.
- BOOSTS IMMUNITY
Kidney beans have antioxidants that strengthen the immune system by getting rid of free radicals and protecting the cells in your body.
- CLEANSES STOMACH
Kidney beans help clean the digestive tract, removing the toxins from the body, lowering the risk of colon cancer.
- REDUCES CATARACTS
Kidney beans contain Vitamin B3 that reduces the risk of cataracts.