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Properties and benefits of beans

Properties and benefits of beans

Mireia Cervera 10 May 2016

In this post we will discover all the properties and benefits of beans. Are you one of the people who have never tried them, or do you think you don't like them because when you were little you tasted them and you were very disappointed? Give them another oportunity. Not only are they delicious but they also provide you with a lot of beneficial nutrients for your body.

Fresh broad beans are a spring food, but they can be enjoyed all year round withgelada, cooked and / or dried. Food for the poor for years, hence the phrase "Not worth a bean", thanks to its easy cultivation and conservation, economic price, richness in proteins and its excellent nutritional properties, was the basic sustenanceof many families with few resources of yesteryear. Sometimes it seems that it is difficult to dismantle this taboo that links beans to a lack of resources, even if they are not cheap at all. Or is it not often a luxury to eat some beanstender?

Fava beans are legumes - light green in color - that belong to the Vicia Faba species. This plant is native to Asian countries, being one of the plants that since time immemorial cThe human being: it was already recognized by the Romans, Egyptians and Greeks, and it is one of the first legumes that man began to consume about three thousand years ago. In fact, the custom that has always existed of the Roscón de Reyes, we have inheritedof the Romans and it was they who came up with the idea of putting a bean inside the roscón, the rest you already know: if it touches you, you are the king of the party!

In America, beans were introduced by the colonistss of Cristóblal Colon, although today the main producers of this legume are countries such as Spain, Germany and China. But what are the benefits , nutritional and therapeutic properties of

Fava beans are nutritionally rich, they provide us with significant doses of fiber, vitamins and minerals.

They contain a good amount of fiber , which helps improve intestinal health, allowing the elimination of toxins and avoiding constipation. Consuming these fresh legumes can help maintain your weight due to its balancelow content of fibers and vegetable proteins. According to a study published a few years ago by the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition , following a diet that contains the right amount of these two elements makes it easiercil burn fat. Like many other legumes, they are a good source of vegetable protein , and to obtain a higher quality protein they only have to be mixed with cereals.

They are also ideal for keepingto control the levels of LDL cholesterol (the bad one) in blood protecting the health of your heart. We cannot forget beans as a source of minerals to consider. In particular, its richness in iron stands out, essential for the transport of oxygen in the blood, and for the formation of red blood cells. Also important is its content of vitamin B1 (thiamine), essential for the proper functioning of the nervous system and forenergy metabolism. Fava beans are an important source of folic acid . Folates belong to the family of B vitamins, which are essential for metabolism and to ensure that we do not lack energy. Rich tAlso in vitamin A, which helps us to show off a young and radiant skin.

As is typical in legumes, the grains show some flexibility in storage, so we can find them fresh, dried, canned or frozen.s. But unlike lentils, chickpeas and beans, like peas, they have the advantage that they can be eaten raw, benefiting from their sweet taste and keeping all their nutritional properties intact. Broad beans cWith very tender pods they can be consumed as if they were green beans. Desgranadas are ideal to eat them raw in an omelette, sautéed, steamed, sautéed, in stew, etc. The largest are usually prepared boiled because they have the skin mThey are harder and are delicious in stews, soups, purees, stews ... If you combine them with aromatic herbs such as fennel, mint, cumin and others, you avoid suffering from flatulence when consuming them (yes, it has happened to all of us). Eat beans
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You already know "beans are cooked everywhere", let's not be less, if you have not tried and / or cooked them yet, take advantage of the fact that it is spring. Introduce them into your diet and enjoy this great delicacy.

Mireia Cervera Nutritionist Teresa Carles Healthy Foods Group - Flax & Kale