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Bean Nutrition Benefits Recipes.

Food is Medicine: enjoy these simple recipes and discover how beans can support your health and wellness.

 

Bean nutrition, benefits, recipes.... let your imagination run wild with the potential of fresh produce! Beans are packed with nutrition and health benefits. They're low in sugary carbohydrates, contain virtually no fat & are a good source of plant-based protein. (Win-win-win)!! They are grown all around the world, and although there are about 150 different varieties that differ in size and colour, the nutritional profiles and health benefits are all very similar.

As part of a healthy and well balanced eating pattern, beans can support your health and wellness, by providing:

  • 33 calories / 100g
  • 90% water

Nutrition:

  • Vitamins A, B6, C, E & K
  • Thiamin (B1)
  • Niacin (B3)
  • Folate
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorous
  • Potassium
  • Zinc
  • Dietary fibre
  • Antioxidants

Health Benefits:

  • Reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • Positively impact the digestive system and prevent colon cancer.
  • Assist in the control of diabetes.
  • Boost the immune system.
  • Prevent macular degeneration and other eye disorders.
  • Prevent degenerative bone diseases.
  • Support a healthy pregnancy.

 

Bean Nutrition Health Benefits & Recipes:

For a further detailed nutritional analysis of beans, search:

The Australian Food Composition Database.

 

To learn more about how beans can fit into a healthy and balanced eating pattern, search:

The Australian Dietary Guidelines or  Nutrition Australia's Healthy Eating Pyramid.

 

To learn more about growing your own beans at home:

How to Grow Beans

Please Enjoy: