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Like all legumes, red kidney beans are affordable plant based foods that can be used in a variety of traditional dishes. If you never thought of red kidney beans as a valuable addition to your daily meals, here are 5 reasons you should eat more of them!
Red kidney beans are an excellent source of protein, a nutrient that helps build muscle mass. If you’re vegetarian or simply prefer plant based dishes, it could even be a good alternative to meat! One can of California Garden red kidney beans contains 27 grams of protein and adds wonderful colors and taste to your salads!
Red kidney beans are loaded with fibers which delay the feelings of hunger and provide you with a sense of fullness for a long period of time. In fact 1 serving of California Garden red kidney beans provides your body with 10 grams of fibers, thus 40% out of the daily recommended intake for a diet based on 2000 Kcal.
Vitamin B is essential for the functioning of your muscles, skin brain and nervous system. Red kidney beans are loaded with this vitamin, and are a great source of vitamin K that is essential for proper blood clotting. Additionally, red kidney beans are loaded with minerals such as Copper, Manganese, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc, Iron and Phosphorus, providing your body with 46% of the daily minerals requirements!
Protecting the heart is one of the most important benefits red kidney beans could offer. In fact, studies have proven that people who eat red kidney beans regularly are less likely to suffer from strokes and heart diseases.
Red kidney beans are rich in antioxidants. The latter helps you eliminate toxins, avoid inflammations and fight premature aging. One more reason to add them to your wholesome salads, Mexican appetizers and main dishes!