#9b - Stop Arterial Buildup with Green Beans
Are you ready for this? Green Beans are probably healthier than you may think! They are full of beta carotene (which converts to vitamin A in our bodies), Vitamin C, potassium, folate, magnesium, riboflavin and fiber. Here's why this is exciting...
Beta carotene and vitamin C together have strong anti-inflammatory effects, which helps to protect the heart and can reduce the severity of other diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and asthma.
They also work together to stop cholesterol from building up in the arterial walls and both are important antioxidants. Here's something you might not have known, though...
Vitamin C is a water-soluble antioxidant and beta carotene is a fat-soluble antioxidant which works to stop cholesterol from becoming oxidized (potentially cancer-causing).
The magnesium and potassium of green beans work together to help lower high blood pressure and regulate heart beat. The folate helps to prevent mutations in colon cells. Along with the content fiber of green beans, this is a powerful health protecting combination.