The Zone Diet | Foods To Eat & Foods To Avoid

5) Green Beans

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1 cup of green beans almost about 125 grams contains 44 calories, 0.3 grams of fat, 9.9 grams of carbohydrates, 2.4 grams of protein.

Green beans or snap beans are the crunchiest, most satisfying type of beans, that are loved all over the world, they are a staple dish in holiday spreads and healthy diet plans.

They are very low on calories, they have no cholesterol content in them which is great for losing weight and keeping your blood vessels healthy with fewer atherosclerotic plaques and lower chances of getting heart attack and strokes, green beans are full of fiber which helps you feel full for longer and suppresses your appetite along with decreasing the levels of LDL cholesterol in the blood.

They are low on indigestible carbohydrates which makes them ideal for people who suffer from gut inflammation like IBS and reflux, beans are great sources of protein as well as many essential vitamins like vitamin c and vitamin A which are highly needed for your immunity and eye health, they are packed with manganese that has antioxidant properties and boosts your metabolism

Green beans can just be stirred in some olive oil with a sprinkle of salt and a lemon squeeze in a pan and eaten just like that to give you a great side dish, they can be blanched or steamed and added to colorful salads, they can be used green to dip into some hummus to keep the freshness and amazing crunch they have.