aka asparagus bean, yardlong bean, long-podded cowpea, chinese long bean, bodi/bora, snake bean, or pea bean
Water: once a day
Soil: good drainage
Fertilizer: twice a month
Preventing Diabetes : Almost all types of vegetable such as the long beans can control excess sugar levels that prevent the occurrence of diabetes. In addition, long beans are also low in calories and sugar so it is safe for you who have problems with blood sugar. Raw long beans juice 3-4 pieces for every morning, mixed with a little water and drink regularly every morning. If you can not stand the smell, you can always add tomatoes or fruit for that.
Cardiovascular & Heart Health : There is also a nutritional content that is useful for a healthy heart, thus can avoid the heart disease. High vitamin K content in nutritious long-bean vegetables can prevent the amplification of the arteries, as the common factor in coronary artery disease and heart failure.
Sources of antioxidants : Long beans are an important source of rich antioxidants. Besides some conventional antioxidant nutrients such as vitamin C and beta-carotene, long beans also contain manganese minerals that is important for antioxidants. Green beans contain a wide variety of carotenoids (including lutein, beta-carotene, violaxanthin, and neoxanthin) and flavonoids (including quercetin, kaempferol, catechin, epicatechins, and procyanidins) all of which have been shown to have antioxidant properties.
Preventing Osteoporosis : The high content of vitamin K in the yard long beans is one factor that can help prevent the occurrence of osteoporosis. The content of vitamin K in this vegetable can at least complete more than 20% daily requirement of vitamin K needed by the body.
Good for Digestion : The fiber in the yard long beans provides a good effect on the digestive system that can facilitate or smoothen the secretions that avoid some digestive problems such as constipation or more dangerous diseases such as colon cancer.
Bone Health : Besides preventing osteoporosis, there are various diseases that occur in the bone that is very important for us to avoid. Vitamin k and Manganese found in the long beans is very effective to maintain bone health and make it strong until old age.