“Nutrition And You” about Green beans:

Fresh green beans are very low in calories (31 caloriess per 100 g of raw bean pods) and contain no saturated fat. Nevertheless, these lean pod vegetables are a very good source of vitamins, minerals, and plant derived micronutrients.

The beans are very rich source of dietary fiber (9% per 100g RDA) which acts as a bulk laxative. Fiber helps to protect mucousa in the colon by decreasing its exposure time to toxic substances as well as by binding to cancer-causing chemicals in the gut. Adequate amount of fiber has also been shown to reduce blood cholesterol levels by decreasing reabsorption of cholesterol-binding bile acids in the colon.

Green beans contain excellent levels of vitamin A, and health promoting flavonoid poly phenolic antioxidants such as lutein, zea-xanthin and ß-carotene in good amounts. These compounds help act as protective scavengers against oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that play a role in aging and various disease processes.


Meatloaf with Green Beans
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Carrot
  • ½ pound Ground Beef
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • ½ pound Green Beans
  • 1 cup Water
  • Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Oregano
  • Olive Oil
Instructions
  1. Slice the onions and carrots, put them in frying pot and slow cook on quiet heat with olive oil and a little salt.
  2. Add the meat and fry, stirring constantly.
  3. When fried, add black pepper, oregano and grated tomatoes and cook another 5 minutes.
  4. In another pot pour beans with water and salt to boil.
  5. When water disappears, add grated tomato and cook for a while.
  6. You can decorated it with rucola leaves, cherry tomatoes, mustard or any other sauce.

Meatloaf with Green Beans