Health Benefits of String Beans (SITAW)

One of the most popular vegetables in the Philippines is the String Beans or Sitaw in Tagalog. This veggie is usually grown and find in the home vegetable garden. String Beans, also known as French beans, snap beans, and one of the members of Green Beans.

Did you know that there are hidden nutrients and Vitamins in every string beans in your kitchen? It contains carotenoids including beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. These 3 carotenoids are needed into our eyes, Beta-carotene is converted into retinol, which is the form of vitamin A essential for normal night vision. Lutein and zeaxanthin absorb blue light, which protects your eyes from damage caused by this high-intensity light.

Boil One cup of string beans and get 20 micrograms of vitamin K. Low levels of vitamin K weaken your bones and promote calcification of arteries and other soft tissues in your body. It also has been promoted in supplement form with claims it can slow tumor growth. Men needs 120 micrograms per day while Women should consume 90 micrograms of vitamin K.

Some of the health benefits of this green vegetable are Vitamin C, fewer calories, rich in fiber (Fiber helps to maintain cholesterol and sugar levels, Folate (helpful for women during pregnancy period).String Beans also a good source of nutrients that help to prevent many infections in the body and a good source of Vitamin A which prevent the process of aging.


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