The benefits of kidney beans are gaining the attention of many health enthusiasts and researchers. They add a delicious flavor and texture to popular dishes and are especially known for their unique appearance (resembling kidneys). Their beneficial nutrients are known to cut down the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. This post discusses the many other ways kidney beans benefit your health.
The beans also contain what researchers call slow carbohydrates – which means the carbs break down and are slowly absorbed from the intestines – avoiding sudden sugar spikes. Beans also contain soluble and insoluble fibers, both of which prevent blood sugar spikes. The insoluble fiber helps lower the cholesterol levels as well. High cholesterol is another issue with diabetics. And thanks to the low glycemic index, kidney beans can be a good addition to the diabetes diet.