October 28, 2013

Heath and Fitness

When your mom told you to eat your vegetables because they were good for you, she was right! Green beans are full of vitamins such as Vitamins A, C and K. Plus it also contains manganese, folate, iron, fiber, riboflavin, thiamin, copper, calcium, protein, phosphorus, niacin and even omega-3 fatty acids. It's hard to imagine that all that is packed in those little beans! So what do all these vitamins and minerals do for your body. . .

*The Vitamin K contains 122% of the recommended daily allowance (in a 1-cup serving). It helps you have stronger bones, helps the developing fetus and helps to coagulate your blood.

*Vitamins A and C contain antioxidants which can help you with maintaining healthier cholesterol levels and eliminating free radicals. *

*The other nutrients can help you to have a healthier heart by protecting it.

Please note though that if you have untreated gallbladder or kidney problems, you may want to avoid green beans because the oxalates in them may crystallize and cause some problems.

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