- They are low fat (actually NO fat).
- Their high dietary fiber makes them an ideal option for weight loss.
- Low in calories (44 in a cup), and tons of nutrients.
- If the rest wasn’t enough, they are a great natural appetite suppressant.
Little ole green beans are an outstanding weight loss food.
What’s in them: 22% Vitamin K, 18% Manganese, 16% Fiber and Vitamin C, 10% folate, and a bunch of varied Vitamin B’s. Recent studies reveal that green beans contain similar amount of carotenoids as carrots and tomatoes, 7 grams of carbohydrate, 3 grams of fiber as well as sugar, 2 grams of protein and not a single gram of fat.
Where grown? 60% of commercial green beans grown in U.S.
Major health benefits: Prevent heart disease and cancer, improve bone health, and fight depression.
How to eat: Raw, fresh steamed for 5 minutes, frozen (canned ok, but you’ll lose some of the nutrients), or pickled.
Good with: Almonds, walnuts, a little bacon, mushrooms, onions, celery, thyme, rosemary, chives, parsley, basil.