Health & Wellness Health benefits of kidney beans

Kidney beans are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber, as are most other beans. In addition to lowering cholesterol, the high fiber content in kidney beans prevents blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly after a meal, making these beans an especially good choice for individuals with diabetes, insulin resistance or hypoglycemia.

Kidney bean nutritional facts (based on a 1 cup serving):

  • 620 calories
  • 3% fat
  • 74% carbs
  • 23% protein
  • Calculated Weight Watchers® points: 12pts
  • Estimated net carbs (non-fiber carbs): 84.77g.