January 6th is National Bean Day!


They may only be small but beans are little powerhouses of nutrition and certainly pack a punch when it comes to health benefits. That’s why we’re all such big fans.

It seems ironic to us that they are often referred to as “poor man’s meat” when in fact they ought to be regarded as healthy man’s meat because they are rich in so many health-giving benefits.

Bring down cholesterol

Soy beans for example can lower cholesterol levels, as well as improving blood glucose control – brilliant news for anyone with diabetes!

They also regulate the function of the colon, prevent and cure constipation and prevent hemorrhoids and other bowel problems.

Tuck into richly-coloured, dried beans and you’ll be giving yourself a healthy dose of antioxidant protection. For example, did you realise that small, red kidney beans rate even higher on the super-foods scale than blueberries?

Ease the misery of menopause and fight cancer

Beans contain high levels of isoflavones – compounds which are similar in structure to the estrogen produced in your body. These isoflavones can ease the symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes or flushes and night sweats, as well as improving bone and prostate health, protect against cancer and reduce the risk of heart disease.

A healthier digestive system

One of the main reasons beans are so good for us is because they contain fiber which is brilliant for the digestive system, mopping up cholesterol from the intestine and helping to cleanse bacteria from our systems.
This info was copy from www.naturalcures.com

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