The simple kidney bean has many other health benefits. Rich in dietary fiber, this helps reduce cholesterol levels in the body and regulate blood sugar levels. Lowering cholesterol levels also reduces the risk of stroke, cardiac arrest, and peripheral general disease.
Kidney beans contain both magnesium, zinc, and vitamin K, which may help prevent cancer. Studies have shown that regular consumption of kidney beans and lentils by women lowered their chance of getting breast cancer by almost 24%.
Known as a healthy carb, kidney beans are good source of the B-vitamins. A serving provides 58% of daily recommended intake for folate and 19% for thiamin. Thiamine, a vitamin B complex, is essential for normal metabolism and nerve functions.
Kidney beans are a rich source of iron. Iron is essential in all diets, but especially for pregnant women and people who suffer from anemia.
Obviously, this peasant bean packs a healthy punch.
Spicy Kidney Bean and Goats Cheese Salad
- 4 portions of kidney beans – I used dried so follow packet
- 2 courgette
- 1 red pepper
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp mild chilli powder
- Around 8 slices of Goats Cheese – hard or soft
Add beans, courgettes, red pepper into a large bowl
Mix in the herbs. Taste before serving
Arrange the goats cheese on top and serve.