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Legumes contain the largest amount of protein among all plants consumed in food. They allow the body to replenish the reserves of iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, vitamins B and PP. The inclusion of beans in the diet allows you to lower cholesterol and sugar in the blood, increases the hemoglobin, helps strengthen the nervous system.
Phytoestrogens contained in legumes reduce the likelihood of Alzheimer's disease, osteoporosis, baldness. Due to the significant amount of legume fiber, the digestion process is quite long, flatulence is possible. They have a mild laxative and diuretic effect. Due to the high content of purine compounds are not recommended for use in diseases of the joints.