Beans are also rich source of dietary fiber (9% per100g RDA) which acts as a bulk laxative that helps to protect the mucous membrane of the colon by decreasing its exposure time to toxic substances as well as by binding to cancer-causing chemicals in the colon. Adequate amounts of fiber has also been shown to reduce blood cholesterol levels by decreasing re-absorption of cholesterol-binding bile acids in the colon.
You can spend a life time thinking about which bean to eat. There are so many different varieties, the possibilities are endless. Check out the Azuki bean.
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