Pregnant Women Should Eat Red Bean

Red bean is a nutritious food but few pregnant women have known about its great benefits.

Do you know that eating red bean regularly can help your body produce more breast milk and balance hormones in your body? Besides, red bean has many other benefits. Let’s check out.

Red bean is good for pregnant women.

Nutrients in red bean

Normally, all kinds of red bean are good food for pregnant women during pregnancy.

According to research, red bean is one of foods containing high amount of antioxidant. It is an essential element to help you protect yourself from disease and ensure safety for your baby because if only mother has good health, the baby is healthy. Especially, just at the beginning of summer – the season of many dangerous diseases, you need to supplement more and more antioxidants to ensure your resistance.

Besides, red bean is rich in protein, omega 3, fatty acid helping the heart healthy. Vitamin B1 in red bean strengthens the immune system and blood circulation, so you don’t have to worry about common fatigue during pregnancy. Vitamin B6 in red bean prevents pregnant women from the risk of flu, helps relieve stress and fatigue.

Red bean is the rich source of iron to help pregnant woman avoid anemia, pale skin. Iron helps improve the immune system and good for the development of fetus’s brain, regulate body temperature, and prevent pregnant women from constipation.

Saturated cellulose in red bean significantly reduces the amount of cholesterol in blood. Besides, this food is laxative, diuretic; helps detoxify, reduce blood pressure and regulate blood sugar. Red bean also has other features such as detoxification, edema treatment and prevents pregnant women from toxin remaining in the body, harmful to your health. Especially, it is one of beauty cares for pregnant women during pregnancy.

Notes in processing red bean

Red bean has sweet taste, warm feature so that to keep its pure sweetness, you should reduce the sugar amount when cooking.

Slow Cooker red beans & rice made with dried beans, and cooked with a ham bone, bacon and smoked sausage.

You should not add too much refined sugar into foods made of red bean because it will reduce half of red bean’s stimulating effect of digestion and ability of absorption of vitamin B1. Moreover, this combination increases the fat, causing constipation and retaining the poisons which are harmful to your skin. The advice for you is that replacing refined sugar by honey sugar or honey bee will increase stimulating effect of digestion of red bean.

You should combine red bean with some other starches to cook nutritious foods helping to change the taste during pregnancy such as red bean and rice, red bean and sticky rice, red bean porridge, sweet red bean soup, red bean cake…