As a kid, green beans might not have been your favorite vegetable. Maybe because they look quite boring, no? But, if you’re aiming to lose some weight, it is time you add them to your diet. If you know how to incorporate this vegetable into your weight loss plan, you can you enjoy this low-calorie and low-fat vegetable.
Green beans are rich in fiber and low in calories. They are so fibrous that just one bowl of the vegetable will provide you 12 percent of your total daily fiber recommendation.
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Benefits of Eating Fiber
- Fiber helps to reduce belly fat.
- Since fiber takes a while to digest, it makes you feel full for a long time.
- Fiber staves off unwanted cravings.
- Fewer calories consumed means easier weight loss journey.
- Fiber of green beans helps to manage blood sugar levels.
In addition to the above-mentioned benefits, green beans make a perfect snack or side dish when you are aiming to lose weight. They’re extremely high in magnesium, which is vital for the kidney, heart and muscle health. Green beans have lots of vitamin A, fluoride and other nutrients and minerals.
Green beans can help lower your cholesterol and blood pressure, and maybe, even prevent cancer. In fact, recent studies [Ref] have established IP6, an extract from green beans, as an effective cancer-fighting agent.
The entire bean family is packed with health benefits, including weight loss. From black beans and pinto beans to lentils and chickpeas, any type of bean can help your waistline. And the best part is, they don’t have to be fresh. This means even raw, canned and frozen beans can provide great health benefits.