Beans are famous for their many bathroom narrations, post-meals, however they are powerpacked with nutrients. They're the next best thing after fiber and protein to make you full. Here are three health benefits of beans:
* Beans can lessen cholestrol: Beans provide the body with soluble fiber, which provides an important part in maintaining cholesterol levels. According to studies, 10 grams of soluble fiber daily—the amount in 1/2 to 1 1/2 cups of navy beans—reduces LDL cholesterol by about 10 percent. Beans also contain saponins and phytosterols, which help reduce cholesterol.
* Beans can help manage diabetes: Beans are a diabetic's superfood! The balance of complex carbohydrates and protein provides a slow, steady source of glucose instead of the sudden surge that can occur after eating simple carbohydrates.
* Beans can help you maintain your weight: The high fiber content fills your stomach quickly.