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Green beans are very nutritious vegetables that belong to the legume family. They originate from Mexico, but today these tasty vegetables are used in almost every cuisine in the world. For example, in Europe, this vegetable has been used since the 16th century. They are known for the many nutrients they contain including arginine, vitamin K, vitamin E, vitamin C, B vitamins, protein, copper, calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, folic acid, selenium and phosphorus. Green beans are an excellent food used for prevention and treatment of different health issues.

The Health Benefits of Green Beans

To begin with, green beans are incredibly low in calories. This means that people who are concerned about calorie intake can eat large amounts without worrying about gaining weight. They also have very low amounts of fat and sodium.

On the other hand, green beans are high in dietary fiber, which means that they are great for the digestive system especially when it comes to healing and preventing constipation. Many people have used them successfully in cases of diverticulitis and hemorrhoids.

Green beans contain high amounts niacin, thiamine, and potassium, making them ideal for production of cells and keeping the body fluid moving. They also help stabilize blood pressure and can protect people from cardiovascular diseases due to their high potassium content.

In addition, green beans are good for fertility because they contain a lot of iron. They may fight depression, cancer and obesity as well, and lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes and premature mortality.

What are Tamari & Mirin?

Tamari is a specific type of soy sauce that includes a very small amount or no grains at all. It has a distinctive brown color and slightly higher density compared to regular soy sauce. It comes with higher amount of protein, niacin, tryptophan and manganese compared to ordinary soy sauce. It differs by the fact that it contains no wheat.

Mirin is another ingredient found in almost every kitchen in Japan. It is actually a kind of rice wine that tastes and looks like sake but has lower alcohol content and more sugar. It has distinctive sweet taste that counters the salty taste of tamari. Together, they make a great combination and are staples in Asian cuisine.

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