Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) consumption is associated with multiple health benefits, including preventing and managing obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular diseases. A recent study suggests that daily intake of common bean baked snacks (CBBS) reduces the blood levels of apolipoprotein B-100. The study findings were published in the journal Nutrients on October 29, 2021.
Snack alternatives based on common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) have been developed to promote pulse consumption. However, snack's health benefits must be scientifically validated to proclaim them as functional foods. Therefore, Dr Alejandro Escobedo and his team conducted a study to evaluate the chemical composition, sensory acceptance and the effect of CBBS consumption on blood lipid levels in participants with overweight and altered blood lipid levels.
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