"Packed Full of Protein, Anti-Inflammatory, A Long Life Food"
There are many different varieties of Adzuki Beans and they have many wonderful health benefits and that is very important for Westerners to include in their diet. Adzuki Beans are popular with Showlin Monks who are amazingly strong and never eat any kind of meat. Adzuki beans are a storehouse of protein, great vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, and everything the body needs. Adzuki Beans have been found in ancient ruins in Japan that go back to 4000 BC... so they have been used for thousands of years as a food source.
Latin Name - Vigna angularis but there are many different types of Adzuki Beans. And they are also known as red beans in some cultures and are made into red bean paste.
Where They Grow - Adzuki Beans grow in just about every moderate climate from Asia, the US, to South America, Europe, China, Korea, Japan, if plants grow there more than likely Adzuki Beans will grow there. And Adzuki Beans are easy to grow they like full sun and lots of rich loamy soil.
Warming for the Body - Adzuki Beans in Chinese Medicine are a Yang producing agent that warms the body.
Taste - Adzuki Beans are very mild in flavor with a nutty taste and thus are great for those who are just starting out eating beans.
Lots of Protein - One cup of Adzuki Beans contains more than 17 grams of protein which helps to grow strong muscles and keep the body feeling great. Lots of bodybuilders eat Adzuki Beans because they contain lots of protein.
Helps with Weight Loss - Adzuki Beans contain lots of fiber which makes you feel full. And 1/2 cup of Adzuki Beans only contains 150 calories making them great for losing those extra pounds.
Immune Boosting Agent - Adzuki Beans are full of fiber thus creating a good environment for growing probiotics for boost up our immune system and keep us healthy. And Adzuki Beans quickly heal constipation.
Lowers Blood Pressure - Adzuki Beans also contain potassium which helps to regulate heart contractions and lower blood pressure.
Detoxing Agent for the Liver and Kidneys - Adzuki Beans are full of molybdenum, even a 1/2 cup provides 100 percent of our daily needs of this vital trace mineral needed for detoxing. And Adzuki Beans remove toxins from our liver and kidneys.
Anti-inflammatory - Adzuki Beans are also a powerful anti-inflammatory food thus helping to prevent disease because inflammation is the first step towards disease.
Virtually Fat-Free - Adzuki Beans have hardly any fat, thus making Adzuki Beans great for creating lean muscle mass and preventing cardiovascular disease, strokes, and cancer which are directly related to saturated fats.
Lots of Bioavailable Iron - Adzuki Beans contain almost 6 mg of iron for preventing anemia, thus building up hemoglobin for the transport of oxygen.
Great for Vegans and Vegetarians - Adzuki Beans are full of protein making them a great protein source for vegans and vegetarians.
Contains Lots of B Vitamins - Adzuki Beans contain important B Vitamins for good mood and vitality.
Great Food for Diabetics - Adzuki Beans are full of protein which is great for lowering carbs and lowering blood sugar for diabetics.
Long Life Food - Adzuki Beans are said to be a long life food of Asia.
Lowers Cholesterol - Adzuki Beans lower cholesterol or LDL or bad cholesterol.
Full of Antioxidants - Adzuki Beans are full of powerful antioxidants that help to heal DNA damage and to prevent DNA damage... thus preventing disease.
Heals Irritated Skin - Take 1 tablespoon of cooked mashed Adzuki Beans and add one tablespoon of aloe vera gel and mix well. Spread on your face and let sit for 15 minutes and then wash off... this mask works great for healing irritated skin.
Prevents Cancer - Adzuki Beans contain protease inhibitors which are great for preventing all kinds of cancer and especially colon cancer.
Builds Strong Bones - Adzuki Beans also contain phosphorus and calcium for strong bones and teeth.
Good for Kidney Health - Adzuki Beans help our kidneys to function properly thus eating Adzuki Beans weekly is very important.
Great Gluten-Free Flour - Adzuki Beans makes a great gluten-free flour that is high in protein. You can find Adzuki Bean flour at your local health food store.
Makes Great Sprouts - Adzuki Beans make great sprouts that are even more nutritious.
Lots of Culinary Uses - Adzuki Beans can be used in soups, stews, even sushi. And it can be made into sweetened red bean pastes that is used in desserts such as waffles, biscuits, bread, and other baked goods. I love red bean paste in rice flour Asian pastries... wonderful. And Adzuki Beans can also be used to make natto beans for getting rid of cholesterol and opening up arteries.
Lots of Recipes Online - You can find lots of Adzuki Beans recipes online... just google "Adzuki Bean Recipes" and lots of wonderful recipes will come up.
Finding - Organic Adzuki Beans can be found at Asian stores, at your local health food store, or you can order Adzuki Beans on amazon.com and eBay.com and they are very inexpensive. And you can plant some of the beans and grow your own.
Enjoy Adzuki Beans!
Dr. Paul Haider - Master Herbalist
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