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Old 04-19-2011, 06:25 AM
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The World Healthiest Food - Beans & Legumes - Pinto beans (Phaseolus)

Pinto bean
Pinto bean is also known as common bean, genus Phaseolus and the family Fabaceae. It has a mottled appearance of darker reddish brown spots on a lighter brownish beige background, thus appearing painted or spotted.

Nutritional supplements
1. Carbohydrates
2. Dietary fiber
3. Protein
4. Vitamin A
5. Vitamin B1
6. Vitamin C
7. Copper
8. Iron
9. Manganese
10. Calcium
11. Magnesium
12. Potassium
13. Phosphorus
14. Etc.

Health Benefits
1. Weigh loss
Since it is rich of fiber, it decreases the risk of food craving because it is hard to digest and makes you feel fullness for a long time.

2. Blood sugar
Sine the bean contains high amount of fiber, it protects the pancreas in production of insulin by releasing the glucose slowly into blood stream, thus reducing type II diabetes due to over work of pancreas.

3. Potassium
Beside playing an important role in maintaining the desirable water balance in human body, it also is important in transmitting the electrical conductivity of brain properly, thus reducing the risk anxiety and stress.

4. Free radicals
The trace minerals of manganese and copper in the bean is an important cofactor of the oxidative enzyme called superoxide dismutase, it helps to improve the immune system to disarms free radicals created inside the mitochondria.

5. Heart diseases and stroke
Pinto bean also contains high amount of phytonutrient which is important for the immune system disarmed the forming of free radicals in the body and reduced the risk of cholesterol oxidation causes of plague building up against the arterial wall, leading to heart diseases and stroke.

7. Etc.

Side effect
1. Purines
Since it contains a measure amount of purines, it can cause problem for people with kidney diseases because of uric acid ac***CENSORED******CENSORED******CENSORED***ulatio n.
2. Etc.

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