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Green beans: a great source of fiber, minerals and antioxidants

Green beans are a rich source of vitamins A, C, and K, and of folic acid and fiber. They have nutritional benefits similar to pea shoots and okra. They are perfect to keep a balanced diet, they are an incredible source of energy and protein. Some studies have suggested that including more plant foods, such as green beans, in the diet decreases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and overall mortality.  They also help the body eliminate harmful substances and may help slow down the aging process. 

The nutrients provided in green beans can help reduce the risk of a number of health conditions as stated by the Medical News Today:

  • Cancer: Green beans contain a large amount of chlorophyll. People who prefer their food to charred grilled foods should pair it with vegetables to decrease the risk.
  • Fertility and Pregnancy: For women of childbearing age, consuming more iron from vegetable sources such as spinach, beans, squash, and green beans seems to promote fertility, according to Harvard Medical School.
  • Depression: Meeting daily folate needs can also help with depression. Adequate intake of folate can prevent excess homocysteine in the body.

Do you want to incorporate more green beans into your diet? Our Delifood green beans are available fresh and frozen. See all the information on our website