Amazing health benefits of adzuki beans

Adzuki beans, also known as Vigna angularis is grown mostly in East Asia and the Himalayan region, and is commonly eaten in Japan, China, Korea, and other Asian nations

Amrita Kumari
Written by: Amrita KumariPublished at: Feb 10, 2017

Packed with nutrients

Packed with nutrients
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Adzuki beans are full of protein, fibre and folic acid and are considered as vital part of diet in pregnant and lactating mothers.These  nutritious beans are primarily red in color, but white, black, and mottled cultivars can also be found in certain areas. Image Source: Shutterstock

Prevents Birth Defect

 Prevents Birth Defect
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The high content of B vitamins, particularly folic acid, can prevent the development of birth defects in unborn babies. Neural tube defects are a direct result of a folate deficiency, so the high content in adzuki beans can ensure a healthy delivery! Image Source: Shutterstock

Skin rejuvenation

Skin rejuvenation
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Adzuki beans can also be used as a skin exfoliatorTake three spoons of adzuki beans and a teaspoon of Aloe Vera. Mix them together and apply all over the face. Let it stay for 10- 15 minutes and wash off with cold water. Adzuki beans are also known for reducing skin infections and inflammation. Image Source: Shutterstock

Weight loss

Weight loss
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If you are trying hard to lose weight and not getting any benefit , add adjuki seeds in your daily routine. 115 grams of adzuki beans (1/2 cup) is only equivalent to 150 calories, which means that you can get a whole lot of nutritive benefits without packing on any pounds! Image Source: Shutterstock

Detoxification

Detoxification
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Yes, adzuki beans are great detoxifier to purify both skin and internal organs due to presence of molybedenum, a micronutrient. It should be used in boiled form or as sprouts. Studies have shown its potential in liver detoxification. Image Source: Shutterstock

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