Green beans, string beans, or snap beans are a rich source of vitamins A, C, and K, and of folic acid and fiber. They have similar nutritional benefits to snap peas and okra.
Green beans contain a high amount of chlorophyll.
This may block the carcinogenic effects of heterocyclic amines that are generated when grilling meats at a high temperature. Individuals who prefer their grilled foods charred should pair them with green vegetables to decrease the risk.
Fertility and pregnancy
For women of child-bearing age, consuming more iron from plant sources such as spinach, beans, pumpkin, and green beans appears to promote fertility, according to Harvard Medical School.
Other studies have shown a correlation between a woman’s level of fertility and the level of according to, including iron, that she consumes.
Pairing iron-rich foods with vitamin C-rich foods like tomatoes, bell peppers, or berries can improve iron absorption.
Adequate folic acid intake is also needed during pregnancy, to protect the fetus against neural tube defects. One cup of green beans provides approximately 10 percent of daily folic acid needs and 6 percent of iron.
Meeting daily folate needs may also help with depression.
Adequate folate consumption can prevent an excess of homocysteine in the body.
Too much homocysteine can stop blood and other nutrients from reaching the brain, and it can interfere with the production of the feel-good hormones serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine, which regulate mood, sleep, and appetite.
A low intake of vitamin K is associated with a higher risk of bone fracture.
Adequate vitamin K consumption improves bone health by modifying bone matrix proteins, improving calcium absorption, and reducing urinary excretion of calcium.
One cup of green beans provides 14.4 micrograms of vitamin K, or almost 20 percent of the daily requirement, 4 percent of a person’s daily need for calcium.
It is important to remember that it is not the individual vitamins, minerals, or antioxidants alone that make vegetables like green beans such an important part of our diet.
It has been proven that isolating these healthful nutrients in supplement form will not provide the same outcomes. It is best to consume them as part of a healthy, varied diet.
Green beans are available fresh, frozen, or canned. It is important to rinse and drain canned beans, as this reduces the sodium content by up to 41 percent.
Fresh beans should be crisp and bright green in color. Refrigerating them in a bag can maintain freshness.
People who are taking blood-thinners, such as Coumadin, or warfarin, should not suddenly change the amount of food they eat that contains vitamin K, as it plays a large role in blood clotting.
Lectins are a kind of protein that bind up carbohydrates. They are present in beans, including green beans. They can cause problems in the digestive system. Cooking beans can reduce the levels of lectin.
Green beans contain phytic acid, which can bond with minerals and prevent them from being absorbed by the body. People who have a mineral deficiency should check with a doctor before consuming additional green beans.
It is the total diet or overall eating pattern that is most important in disease prevention and achieving good health. It is better to eat a diet with a v
|Nutrition Facts 營養資料|
|Per 100g / 每 100 克|
|Energy / 熱量||511.0kcal / 千卡|
|Protein / 蛋白質||17.2g / 克|
|Total fat / 總脂肪||26.4g / 克|
|- Saturated fat / 飽和脂肪||6.8g / 克|
|- Trans fat / 反式脂肪||0.0g / 克|
|Cholesterol / 膽固醇||0mg / 毫克|
|Carbohydrate / 碳水化合物||51.2g / 克|
|- Dietary Fibre / 膳食纖維||0.0g / 克|
|- Sugar / 糖||13.0g / 克|
|Sodium / 鈉||684mg / 毫克|
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