Beans are packed with soluble fiber, which helps to reduce low density lipoproteins levels (LDL) & reduces blood pressure. That same fiber also helps keep blood sugar levels stable and starves off hunger. Beans are a great source of protein and is packed full of vitamin C, & iron. On a more routine level, beans help prevent constipation. A cup of cooked beans is sufficient enough to help normalize cholesterol levels, blood pressure and blood sugar levels. A single cup provides approximately 12 grams of complex carbohydrates or starches. That makes it an excellent source of quick energy.

Health Power of Beans:

1. Naturally packed with potent levels of plant protein—approximately 17.9 grams per cup.

2. One cup contains 6 to 7 grams of fiber.

3. Higher in potassium, iron and thiamine (B1).

4. Low in sodium.

5. Low in fat.