The Truth About Black Beans

Antihypertensive and antioxidant activity in black beans

Beans are one of the most important crops for the Mexican population due to its nutritional qualities. In fact, the country is one of the top 10 producers of this legume in the world, and several studies have reflected the correlation between consumption and decreased chronic degenerative diseases, cardiovascular diseases, obesity and diabetes. Therefore, the National School of Biological Sciences of the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN-ENCB), conducted an investigation to evaluate the antioxidant and antihypertensive activity in the Jamapa variety of black beans, and found that in addition to these qualities, proteins in the bean can remove heavy metals from the body.

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