Green beans...summer veggie superstar
Green beans are a summer veggie packed with nutrients and can be the star as a side dish or part of a healthy ensemble. Green beans are harvested prior to what we know as a kidney bean begins to form!
They are a great source of vitamins C & K, fiber, folate, and silicon. Silicon is needed for healthy skin, hair and bones. Additional minerals contained in this crunchy veggie are calcium, iron, potassium & copper. Preventing bone deterioration and helping bone regeneration are key benefits green beans provide for overall bone health.
Immune boosting antioxidants can be found in green beans, along with those that may help prevent cardiovascular disease. If you are looking for a quick crunchy snack, this veggie may be where you turn first. Click here for a spicy take on green beans as a super star side dish.