Rajma the Raja of beans!

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Rajma or kidney beans are not only tasty, they are great for health as well.

We all love rajma-chawal – it is one of the ultimate comfort foods – spicy rajma served up with fragrant basmati rice and a refreshing raitha. Apart from being a delicious and wholesome meal option, it is a superfood filled with nutritional goodness.

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Kidney beans are low in fat so if you are conscious of calories, these are great to add to your diet. And since they are loaded with fibre, they also fill you up.  One cup of cooked kidney beans provides 45.3% of the recommended daily intake for fibre. Fibre is known to lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease. Fibre is also good for the digestive system and prevents constipation. While kidney beans have both saturated and unsaturated fats, the unsaturated fat content is very low.

Health booster

Why not add kidney beans to a salad or low cal soup during lunch? You will be quite surprised at the energy burst it gives you!  Kidney beans are high in protein too, so they are a great choice for vegetarians. Kidney beans are great for diabetics – its soluble fibre helps to stabilize blood sugar levels. This apart, rajma is rich in iron, magnesium, vitamin C and phosphorus and also provides vitamin A and potassium. So load up on rajma – and boost your health!

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