9/18/17 — kidney beans

Kidney Helpers and More:

Kidney Beans

 

Fun Fact:  Kidney beans are shaped like kidneys, and they help your kidneys!

Fun Fact II:  Kidney beans contain magnesium and potassium.  Kidney stones are more likely to develop when there are deficiencies in magnesium and potassium.

 

Contains:

  • fiber
    • soluble (reduces amount of cholesterol you absorb from food)
    • unsoluble (provides bulk for digestive help and bowel movements)
    • stabilizes blood sugar
  • iron
  • vitamin C
  • vitamin A
  • amino acids
  • magnesium
  • potassium
  • phosphorus
  • protein
  • folate
    • heart health
    • helps during pregnancy to lower the risk of birth defects

 

Benefits:

  • heart health
  • digestive health
  • kidney health

 

Hot Tips:

  • Put them in chili.
  • Drink a lot of fluids to help digest the fiber from kidney beans.
  • Have the kidney beans with a whole grain to make a complete protein.

 

Tomorrow:

Sauerkraut is a much-needed probiotic that helps with gut health!

 

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