“Kidney beans can improve your heart, weight and muscle mass!” Fred Bisci, Your Healthy Journey
Kidney beans have manganese which can act as an antioxidant defense. This helps to reduce free radicals in mitochondria at the cellular level. Kidney beans contain vitamin K which protects your cells from oxidative stress and may prevent abnormal cell formation.
Kidney beans contain thiamine that is required by the brain cells for cognitive function. This helps to create acetylcholine for memory. Also, the myelin sheath requires sphingo-lipids for proper formation. This comes from the aid of vitamin K found in kidney beans which helps in the synthesis of sphingo-lipids that aids a healthy brain and nervous system function.
Kidney beans contain soluble fiber that helps to decrease the metabolism rate of carbohydrates. This can prevent blood sugar levels from hiking after a meal. Kidney beans are a good source of protein.
Kidney beans have insoluble fiber that is useful to regularize the bowel movements and increase stool. This helps in the fermentation of whole plant-based fiber in our large intestine and maintains good bacteria in the digestive tract. Healthy bowel movements may help prevent abnormal cell formation.
Kidney beans high fiber content can lower the cholesterol level. The folate in kidney beans can lower the levels of homocysteine that supports heart function. They also contain magnesium that aids the cardiovascular system.
Kidney beans can help you eat less while keeping the feeling of nourishment longer. This would help decrease overeating because you reach satiety without consuming too much food. High-fiber foods like kidney beans also tend to take longer to eat and are energy dense which means they have fewer calories for the same volume of food.
Kidney beans are a good source of the trace mineral, manganese which is an essential co-factor in a number of enzymes important in energy production and antioxidant defenses. The key oxidative enzyme, superoxide dismutase, which disarms free radicals produced within the mitochondria (the energy production factories within our cells), requires manganese.
SO WHO IS FRED ANYWAY??
Fred Bisci, author, “Your Healthy Journey”, Head of the Spartan Race Nutritional/Lifestyle Advisory Board, has successfully worked with amateur, elite, professional and extreme athletes. He has been a tenacious athlete completing eighteen marathons, two ultra-marathons. He also has a history as a Navy boxing champ, has successfully competed in Olympic-style weight lifting, and still leads an athletic life. Fred, born 1929, has lived on 100% raw plant foods for over 50 years and is a lifestyle/longevity coach, food scientist; detox/fasting expert and clinical nutritionist. He offers a natural, simple, common sense approach by showing people a well-grounded experience to the healing power, peak athletic performance and remedial capabilities of the human body.