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Black Eyed Beans

Black eyed beans is also known as cowpeas. In hindi it is known as lobhia or raungi. Black eyed beans are being cultivated since prehistoric times in China and India. It is rich in carbohydrates, protein, fiber both soluble & insoluble fiber, vitamin K, potassium, B vitamins and vitamin A.

Why should you consume black eyed beans?

  • Vitamin A is good for eyes and strengthens skeletal tissue and nourishes the skin.

  • Folate fights against pancreatic cancer and helps in the formation of the cells during pregnancy.

  • The soluble fiber keeps the blood sugar level in control and therefore, prevents diabetes.

  • It also helps in lowering the cholesterol by binding with it and thus, eliminating it from the body.

  • Insoluble fiber keeps the gut and intestine healthy and also cures constipation.

  • Potassium prevents stroke, hypertension, heart and kidney diseases, improves muscle strength, boosts our metabolism, regulates water and electrolyte balance and also keeps our nervous system healthy.

  • Protein is good for muscles, skin, hair and nails.

  • Folate prevents rise of homocysteine level which can lead to heart diseases and neurodegenerative diseases.

  • Thiamine improves concentration of the brain and its memory. It also reduces stress and supports the nervous system.

  • Folate decreases the risk of birth defects in newborns.

  • Copper and iron helps in treating anemia.

  • It is low in glycemic index, therefore prevents spike in blood sugar and insulin levels and prevents mood swings.