Health Benefits and Nutrition Information
Health Benefits and Nutrition Information provided by nutritionist
Lucy Kelly Nutritional Therapist,
Adzuki beans are a good source of magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc copper,
manganese and B vitamins. As a high-potassium, low-sodium food they can help
reduce blood pressure and act as a natural diuretic. When combined with grains,
beans supply high quality protein, which provides a healthy alternative to meat
or other animal protein.
Like most beans, adzuki beans are rich in soluble fibre. This type of fibre
provides bulk to the stool and binds to toxins and cholesterol aiding in their
elimination from the body.
In Japan adzuki beans are known for their healing properties and are used
to support kidney and bladder function. Gillian McKeith is a huge fan of the
adzuki bean and refers to it as the 'weight loss' bean as it low in calories
and fat but high in nutrients.
Adzuki beans, 1 cup (230g) (cooked, boiled)
Total Fat: 0.23g
Iron 4.6mg, Magnesium 119.6mg, Potassium 1223mg, Zinc 4.0mg, Folic acid 278mcg.
The information here is intended for interest only and must not be used as a treatment for health problems. Please consult a qualified nutritional therapist for more information and recommendations.
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