High content of nutrients. Beans contain many essential vitamins and minerals for the body. White beans hold the record for aluminum, boron, potassium, calcium, magnesium and copper. It also contains a lot of sulfur, phosphorus and iron. B vitamins, as well as C, E, K and essential amino acids are needed for the health of the body.
Beans are an easily digestible protein. It is an alternative meat diet for vegetarians and during fasting. White beans contain up to 20% protein, which is not inferior to meat protein in its nutritional value and digestible by 70-80%.
Beans for weight loss. White beans contain substances that suppress appetite, which prevents you from eating more than your body needs. Also, beans prevent the absorption of fast carbohydrates, reducing the number of calories.
Benefits for the heart and blood vessels. The arginine in white beans is involved in nitrogen metabolism, acting similar to insulin, which helps lower blood sugar levels and reduces the risk of developing diabetes. Folic acid, found in white beans, can lower homocysteine levels. One of the common factors in the occurrence of heart disease is precisely the high level of this substance. Magnesium, found in large quantities in white beans, is useful for improving blood circulation.
Benefits for digestion. White beans contain the most fiber compared to other types. Vegetable fibers have a beneficial effect on the functioning of the digestive system, helping to cleanse the intestines and improve motility. One glass of beans satisfies the body's daily requirement for fiber.
Benefits for immunity. The sulfur content in white beans boosts the immune system. Accelerating the elimination of toxins and antioxidant properties also improve well-being and strengthen the body's resistance to infections.
Beans should not be consumed raw, as this can cause poisoning and abdominal pain. Raw beans contain toxic substances that are neutralized by soaking in water or by boiling and stewing.
- It is necessary to limit the consumption of beans to people suffering from gout or predisposed to this disease. It contains substances called purines. When they break down, uric acid is released, an elevated level of which can lead to gout. Be careful eating beans for the elderly, children, and those with gastrointestinal problems to avoid bloating and abdominal pain after eating beans. Beans are a dietary product, especially white beans, since they are almost 3 times less caloric than red beans - 102 kcal per 100 grams. However, the content of proteins and carbohydrates in it is also lower. White beans are very easy to digest, and are the leader in the amount of fiber. This is extremely important for athletes or those who are losing weight: this product does not overload the stomach and saturates the body, and fiber gives a long feeling of satiety and reduces the desire to overeat. This helps to reduce weight more effectively.
A diet with only one basic product is harmful to the body, since other necessary substances and vitamins are not supplied, and the bean diet is no exception. Therefore, it is recommended to alternate beans in the diet with other dishes. To maximize the digestibility of bean proteins will help the joint use of beans with foods rich in methionine: cheese, fish, nuts, seafood, cottage cheese, buckwheat.
White beans cause less gas and bloating than other types, so they are great for people with gastrointestinal problems.
Especially a lot of folic acid in white beans - up to 480 mg. A glass of beans satisfies the body's daily need for folic acid, which is involved in hematopoiesis, improves immunity, reduces irritability and depression. It is especially useful for pregnant women, contributing to the development of the fetus. Beans are common throughout the world, many dishes are prepared from it. It takes pride of place both on the festive table and as an everyday lunch.
Before cooking, dry beans are soaked in cold water and then boiled for a long time. Canned beans simplifies cooking and reduces time, while canned beans retain a significant portion of their nutrients. Put the chicken to boil in cold water. Remove foam and cook until done.
Next, add peeled and diced potatoes. Cook until potatoes are ready. While the soup is cooking, prepare the stir fry. Fry the onion in a pan with hot oil, then add the carrots and fry until soft. When the potatoes are ready, salt the soup, add the washed beans and let it boil. Add chopped bell pepper and bring to a boil. Sprinkle with parsley before serving. Mix minced meat with chopped one onion and egg, salt, pepper and mix. Form meatballs. Heat the oil in a frying pan and lightly fry the meatballs. Pour boiling water over the tomatoes for a couple of minutes, remove, make cross-shaped incisions and peel. Grate the tomatoes. Pepper cut into cubes. Peel the second onion and cut into half rings. Add vegetables and spices to meatballs, and simmer covered for 20 minutes. Add some water if necessary.