Kidney beans are among the most popular beans available throughout the world. Kidney bean receives the name due to the peculiar color and shapes that mimic the human organ Kidney. The reason for the immense popularity of the kidney beans is due to the goodness of nutrition.
Although the fresh variety of the kidney beans is available in the market the dried varieties are extremely popular.
Types of Kidney Beans
There are four types of kidney beans they are red kidney beans, lightly speckled kidney bean, red speckled kidney beans, and white kidney beans.
It is essential to cook the kidney beans for around thirty minutes to reduce the toxicity caused by Phytohemagglutinin. Cooking is the essential part of consuming the kidney beans.
Mode of consumption
Kidney beans can be consumed by shocking in the water for hours until the beans absorb moisture and get swollen. After the adequate swelling, the kidney beans need to be adequately cooked by the desired method.
A person suffering from the kidney stone should avoid the consumption of kidney beans. Uncooked kidney beans are toxic and need to be avoided.
Red Kidney beans are lush with the carbohydrate that comprise more than twenty-two percent by volume. It has the adequate amount of carbohydrate that comprise more than eight percent by volume and has less than one percent fat by volume.
The vitamins present in the kidney beans are the E, K, C and B complex like B1, B2, B3, B6, and B9.
Minerals present in the kidney beans are Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, and Zinc in varying concentration (1
Health Benefits of the Kidney Beans
1. Healthy Heart
Kidney beans are lush with the essential nutrient required to mention the healthy heart in the human body. Due to the presence of the low fat combined with the beneficial effect of the potassium
consuming kidney beans are beneficial for the heart health.
The low sodium content in the kidney beans is claimed to have the beneficial effect on the normal functioning of the human heart.
The presence of the Folate and Magnesium drastically increases the health benefits of the consumption.
The innate iron content in the kidney beans that is effective in the combat of the anemia occurring in the human body. Anemia is caused due to the deficiency of the iron in the diet.
Due to the content of the Folate in the kidney beans which is essential to prevent the miscarriage during the early stage of the pregnancy. The consumption of the kidney beans proves several beneficial functions.
Kidney beans can be effective in the regulation of the sugar level in the human body. Kidney beans are low in the glycemic index that causes the slow release of glucose in the blood.
Research around the globe is found to be effective in the controlled release of the glucose in blood by consuming kidney beans (2
5. Healthy Bone
Due to the presence of vital minerals like the Calcium, Magnesium in the bone, which can be beneficial to obtain the healthy bone.
6. Reliable Source of Protein
Kidney beans contain more than eight percent of the protein. This amount of the protein can be beneficial to the human health upon consumption. It has less amount of protein than that of Moringa which comprises of more than ten percent by volume (5
). Overall protein content in the kidney beans can be considered higher.
7. Detoxify the Toxin
Kidney beans contain the adequate amount of molybdenum which is claimed to be effective in removing the toxic substance from the blood.
Toxic like sulfites added as the potent preservatives can be expelled by the intake of kidney beans.
8. Weight Loss
Kidney beans are effective in losing the weight in the human body. There are several studies around the globe, which claims the association of kidney beans with the weight loss (3
9. Blood Formation
The presence of iron and copper aids in the formation of blood cell in the human body.
10. Boost Cognitive Function
Due to the presence of vital nutrient for the optimum function of the nervous system consumption of the kidney beans is claimed to boost the cognitive function.
The presence of vitamin K in the kidney beans drastically increases the beneficial function of the kidney beans.
Kidney bean is lush with the antioxidant required for the human body. The antioxidants protect the cell from the damage at the cellular level by free radical.
The free radical theory is one of the aging theory which claims that aging is caused by the damage at the cellular level by free radical. The free radical can be prevented.
12. Healthy Hair
The consumption of the kidney beans is claimed to produce healthy hair due to innate nutritional benefits.
13. Ease Fatigue
The magnesium in the kidney beans is claimed to produce the beneficial effect in the combat of the fatigue in the human body (4