Benefits Long Bean against Breast Size and Glucose
Long Bean is one vegetable that is not foreign to the people of Indonesia. Who would have thought, the benefits of long beans are known to the public is not as popular as their knowledge of these vegetables.
Long beans have Latin names Vigna unguiculata supspecies sesquipedalis and a vegetable commonly grown in warm temperate regions, such as countries in South Asia and Southeast Asia. Southern China also includes areas suitable overgrown with this plant. Named because of its long beans lengthwise up to 75 cm. These plants are made up of diverse species that one difference is based on the difference in the color of the seeds.
What are the Benefits of long beans?
Rows of long beans recognizable benefits from the many types of nutrients contained in these vegetables. Each 100 grams of beans, consisting of 87.85 grams of water, 197 kilo calories of energy, 2.8 grams of protein, 0.40 grams of total fat and 8.35 grams of carbohydrates.
In addition to the content of the above, the benefits of long beans also come from many minerals and vitamins contained in it. Vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, panthotenat acid, vitamin B6, folic acid and vitamin C is a vitamin that can be obtained a row of beans. Meanwhile, a row of these minerals in vegetables, such as calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, and sodium.
Here are some benefits of beans are good for health based on research that has been done.
Predicted to increase breast size
A study in Indonesia trying to prove the assumption previously believed about the benefits of beans to enlarge the breast. Based on these studies, it was possible considering the long beans contain phytoestrogens which are natural estrogen found in plants. Compounds which include type of phytoestrogen, including flavonoids (flavones, flavonols, flavanones, isoflavones, and anthocyanidins), coumestan, lignans, and stilbene.
The presence of phytoestrogen compounds in the long bean was found to stimulate the growth of epithelial cells in the breast if joined with the estrogen receptor. This process is called estrogenic effects. The estrogenic effects occur because breast epithelial cells are very responsive to the presence of estrogen, which in turn can lead to breast development.
Lowering glucose levels
Another study was also conducted in an effort to determine the potential benefits of beans for the body to lower glucose levels. The study was conducted by extracting the seeds of beans to then scientifically analyzed the antihyperglycemic properties and antinociception (analgesic effect or reduce pain by decreasing sensitivity to a stimulus) in the body.
To find antihyperglycemic activity, be giving oral glucose tolerance test in mice. Meanwhile, antinociception activities performed by observing a decrease in abdominal muscle contraction when the rat abdominal pain due to induced by acetic acid. As a result, the provision of long bean seed extract in mice this has the effect of a reduction in blood glucose and reduce abdominal contraction due to acetic acid. Just because the study was not tried in mice, then the application in humans still requires further research.
Although the potential medical benefits of long beans still need to involve further research, utilization in everyday life is long overdue. One popular course utilization for food, either as green vegetables or simply take the seeds when ripe. In addition to humans, young leaves and seeds of beans could also be food for deer, small mammals, and birds.