Winged beans – also known as asparagus bean, Goa bean, princess pea or the four-angle bean – can be an amazing part of a healthy, balanced diet that is also budget-friendly. The leaves, roots, stems and flowers are all edible and they are all loaded with nutrients. These nutrients include proteins, minerals and vitamins, particularly Vitamin A, which not only help to nourish a healthy body but bring a number of beauty benefits, too. The beauty benefits of winged beans are discussed below.
Prevents Aging Skin
Because winged beans tap into the antioxidant power of Vitamins C and A to help fight against the free radical damage that can alter skin cells over time and lead to fine lines and wrinkles as well as decreased firmness.
The Vitamin C in winged beans not only protects against fine lines and wrinkles, it helps promote the growth of new collagen, a substance which helps to main elasticity and prevent sagging or baggy skin.
Aids Weight Loss
The young, tender winged bean pods are extremely dieter-friendly, with a single 100-gram serving clocking in at only 49 calories, while the mature seed pods stand on 409 calories for a serving of equal size. The young pods are thus a great way to fill up while still losing weight.
Because of their high Vitamin A and C content, winged beans also support a healthy immune system; this in turn will make your body more capable of fighting off illness, infection and disease.
Helps Treat Nutrient Deficiency
Winged beans can also help make up for dietary deficiencies since they are very rich in nutrients. This includes not only Vitamin A and C, but B and E and also essential minerals like iron, manganese, copper, calcium, phosphorous and magnesium.
Prevents Birth Defects
Women who consume adequate quantities of folate before, during and after conception will have a significantly smaller chance of their baby developing neural tube defects like spina bifida. Winged beans are an excellent folate source.
Winged beans have proven to be as good a source of plant-based protein as soy itself. This can make it an excellent choice for people who are vegetarian or vegan and can also help with protein malnourishment for those who cannot afford the price of meat.
Helps Healthy Fat Intake
Winged beans are a good source of healthy, monounsaturated fats. These fats are good for your body and overall heart health because they raise your good cholesterol levels while lowering your bad ones.
Another important benefit to be derived from winged beans is that it is a rich source, among its other nutrients, of calcium. This is especially important for women who want to maintain bone health and prevent osteoporosis.
Winged Beans Promote Digestion
These wonder beans also promote a healthy digestive system. The wide range of sugars they contain help to feed and nourish the bacteria in our gut that makes our bodies more efficient at breaking down food into the nutrients that we need.
These are all good reasons to begin adding winged beans to your diet today, or to continue to do so if you already eating them regularly. The benefits to your health and beauty are wide-reaching and important.
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