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Old 04-19-2011, 06:26 AM
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The World Healthiest Food - Beans & Legumes - Navy beans (Phaseolus)

Navy beans
The small, white navy bean, also called pea bean or haricot, popular in both dry and green forms, is very popular in Britain and the US, native to Peru. It is now grown and consumed across the world, due to their numerous health benefits.

Nutritional supplements
1. Carbohydrate
2. Protein
3. Dietary fiber
4. Vitamin A
5. Vitamin B1
6. copper
7. Iron
8. Manganese
9. Phosphorus
10. Magnesium
11. Etc.

Health benefits
1. Digestive disorder
Since it contain high amount of fiber, it helps to improve the digestive system in expelling the waste through large intestine, reducing the risk of irritable bowel syndrome and diverticulosis.

2. Diabetes
High amount of fiber not only helps to prevent weigh gain, it also improves the pancreas in production of insulin as a result of glucose of navy bean being released slowly into blood stream after consuming.

3. Fertility
Since it contains high amount of magnesium, the trace mineral helps to relax the blood vessel and improves the blood flow to the cells of the body, including the reproductive organs, thus reducing the risk of sexual impotent, lower sex drive, etc.

4. Vitamin B1 or thiamin
Thiamin (vitamin B1) plays an essential role in the synthesis of acetylcholine, which is important for the brain in neurotransmitter thus reducing the risk of age-related impairment such as Alzheimer's disease.

5. Iron
Iron beside is important in forming of the red pigment called hemoglobin in the blood and carrying life-giving oxygen to human blood cells, it also takes an active role in the synthesis of a some essential neurotransmitters like dopamine, norepinephrine, serotonin, thus reducing the risk of nervous tension.

6. Etc.

Side effect
1. Toxicity
Do not eat navy bean in the raw form, it can be toxic

2. Purine
It may cause problem for some people with untreated kidney diseases due to ac***CENSORED******CENSORED******CENSORED***ulatio n of excessive amount of uric acid, if it is eaten in a great amount.

3. Etc.
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