3 Reasons To Eat More Green Beans
A childhood favorite, green beans are one of only a handful of varieties of beans that can be eaten fresh or only lightly cooked. In addition to their crunchy texture and pleasantly mild taste, green beans are a good source of vitamins K, C, A and manganese, as well as fiber. Adding green beans to your daily fare can help to:
- Promote strong bones.
- Protect against heart disease.
- Prevent colon cancer.
Green beans also have anti-inflammatory effects and support immune health. When choosing, look for organic beans that are green, plump and crisp, and keep the cooking times to a minimum to preserve nutrients. Unwashed beans can be stored in the refrigerator for about one week.
Try greens beans in this True Food Kitchen restaurant exclusive recipe, French Bean Salad.
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