Whether you blanch them, sauté them, or eat them straight from a can, green beans are a nutritious addition to your diet. Green beans, string beans, or snap beans are a rich source of vitamins A, C, and K, and of folic acid and fiber. They have similar nutritional benefits to snap peas and okra.
Green beans are heart healthy, and they contain no cholesterol. One cup of raw green beans has 2.7 g of fiber. Cooked (boiled) green have 4.0 g of fiber, some of it soluble fiber. Soluble fiber may help lower LDL or so-called bad cholesterol and total cholesterol levels. It may also support heart health by lowering blood pressure and reducing inflammation.
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