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.