Benefits of Beans
Green beans, one of only a few varieties of beans that can be eaten fresh. Picked when they are still immature and the inner bean is just beginning to form green beans are a great source of folate, fiber and vitamin K. beans, like other beans, are rich in dietary fiber. Soluble fiber forms a gel like substance in the digestive tract that combines with bile (which contains cholesterol) and ferries it out of the body. Research studies have shown that insoluble fiber not only helps to increase stool bulk and prevent constipation, but also helps prevent digestive disorders like irritable bowel syndrome and diverticulosis.