Green beans is one of the few vegetables that contain few calories, only 23 calories per 100 grams, and on the other hand, contains a lot of iron and other valuable ingredients such as potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and zinc.
Due to the large amounts of iron it contains, green beans are recommended to regularly be part of the diet of people who suffer from anemia. Half a plate of cooked green beans contains milligram iron and only 20 calories, compared to beans that contain 215 calories.
But if we take into account the small amount of fat and sodium, and a large amount of calcium and fiber, green beans are considered very healthy and beneficial food.
Green beans should more often be part of the diet of healthy people, but should also be regularly consumed by those who have a problem with high blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol. The arginine in green beans reduces the level of sugar in the blood and urine.
By boiling, arginine gets destroyed. Green beans are recommended to regularly be part of the diabetics menu in the form of stews.Fibers contained in green beans improve digestion and reduce blood cholesterol.
Due to the large amount of potassium, green beans is a good diuretic which helps in the excretion of fluids and harmful substances from the body, so it is recommended to people who have problems with rheumatism and in subjects with elevated urea in urine.
Green beans can be used in different ways:
-- boiled- it is added to various kinds of salads such as salads with sardines, tuna, chicken salad.
-- chopped- it is placed in stews and stewed dishes.
Green beans can be spiced with garlic, thyme, peanuts and served with cheese, fish, chicken, and with any other type of meat.
Fresh, uncooked green bean contains protein (phasin) which is poisonous, which means that you must boil it before use, and you should not even try uncooked or raw, thermally unprocessed green beans!
Extra tip: In case of increased urea in urine, you should drink tea from green beans. In 1 liter of water put 60 grams of green beans, boil for 10 minutes. Once it is boiled, let the mixture stand for 12 hours and then drink 3 cups of tea a day, 20 days without interruption.