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Some fast facts about fancy green beans

Green BeansAmong the choices for side dishes at Cool Hand Luke’s, you’ve got a lot going for you with all those options. Steak fries, Longhorn Rice Pilaf, a Baked Idaho Potato, or Garlic Red Mashers; all great options that are sure to be a treat for your taste buds.

There’s one other delicious option as well though, and it might pack the most out of all of them when it comes to health benefits, and that’s our Fancy Green Beans. This little vegetable might bring back plenty of memories of mom telling you to eat them in your younger years, and by the end of this post, you’ll probably understand why. Green beans are loaded with nutritional value that will do a body good and do mom proud to know you’re enjoying them.

So for a better idea of just how packed with nutrition this side dish actually is, check out some of the details laid out by the people at fitday.com below…
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Vitamin K

Vitamin K benefits the body by helping to speed up the process of healing. For instance, when you develop a wound or any type of injury, vitamin K helps stimulate blood clotting, so excessive bleeding does not occur. This is the primary reason why patients who are about to go through surgery are given vitamin K before the operation. Vitamin K also enhances the body’s absorption of calcium and also possibly helps prevent bone density loss and osteoporosis. So if osteoporosis is in your family history, you might want to include plenty of green beans in your diet so you can get the sufficient amount of vitamin K. Many studies have also suggested that vitamin K may play a role in preventing cancer.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is another vitamin that can be found in high amounts in green beans. Just like vitamin K, vitamin C also helps speed up the healing of cuts, bruises and even burns and surgical wounds. Vitamin C is also an important vitamin when it comes to cancer prevention. Thanks to its antioxidant properties, this vitamin is able to protect cell DNA against mutation and damage. Vitamin C also boosts the immune system which is the body’s first line of defense against most diseases including cancer. Vitamin C also works to lower the bad cholesterol in the body, regulate high blood pressure and prevent stroke and heart disease.

Manganese

Green beans are also rich in manganese. Aside from relieving symptoms of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, manganese can also help fight premenstrual syndrome. A healthy dose of manganese can help alleviate PMS symptoms such as irritability and mood swings. Manganese also helps your body to effectively absorb other nutrients such as vitamins B, E and the mineral magnesium.

Vitamin A

Another good reason to eat green beans is that they are packed with vitamin A. Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant that can help protect you against cancer, heart disease and high blood cholesterol. Women who wish to delay the signs of skin aging will also benefit from vitamin A since the vitamin is known for eliminating signs of skin aging, such as wrinkles, fine lines, dull skin and age spots.
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Check out the rest of that article here: http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/healthy-eating/the-nutrition-of-green-beans.html

And the next time you swing by the coolest joint in town, give our fancy green beans a try for one of your sides!