Amazing benefits of cluster beans you did not know!

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Apr 10, 2015

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Cluster beans may be slightly bitter but they have got a lot to offer for your health. Here is why these beans can be a great add on to your diet.
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    Cluster Beans

    Cluster beans, also known as guar, are commonly used in Indian households. These seeds are slightly bitter in taste but they are rich sources of fibre, protein and other nutrients.

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    Good for Diabetes

    Cluster beans contain gylconutrients that help in controlling blood sugar levels. These beans are low in glycemic index and therefore, do not cause rapid fluctuations in the blood sugar levels when you eat them.  If you are diabetic, it is best to include these beans in your diet.

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    Strengthens Bone Health

    Cluster beans contain calcium which helps in strengthening bones. The seeds also have phosphorous which aids in fortifying bones.

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    Improves Heart Health

    Cluster seeds improve heart health by lowering bad cholesterol in the body. The seeds have dietary fibre; potassium and folate that prevent heart from various cardiovascular complications.

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    Manages Blood Pressure

    Cluster beans are also known to have hypoglycaemic and hypolidemic properties which act as a natural aid for people who have hypertension issues.

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    Good for Pregnant Women

    Cluster beans also contain iron, calcium and folic acid that prevent the fetus from developing bith defects and other issues related to pregnancy.

     

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    Improves Blood Circulation

    Because the cluster seeds contain iron, they increase haemoglobin production which in turn helps in proper blood supply in and around the body.

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    Aids Digestion

    Cluster beans act as good laxatives which helps in stimulating bowel movement and digestion. They also help in flushing out unwanted toxins from the stomach thereby preventing digestion related problems. (Image Source: Getty)

     

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