Beans can be a tasty and nutritious meal, but the shell is where some of the most medicinal compounds are found. In the Balkans, bean shell is commonly used to make tea and soups for its potent benefits on blood sugar and liquids in the body:
Bean shell contains a specific substance called Arginine, which has a similar action in the body as insulin. Insulin is necessary for the proper use of glucose in the body. If the body is not producing enough insulin, or it’s not using it effectively, the glucose starts building up in the body and eventually leads to diabetes. Apart from the arginine, it contains silicic acid, chromium salts, potassium, vitamin C and various flavonoids which all contribute to the proper functioning of our bodies, keeping us healthy and well balanced.
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Bean shell can also be used as a diuretic for increasing the flow of urine. This helps keep the kidneys and bladder healthy and prevent or cure any infections. It also clears out the toxic build up in the body that can influence the development of many diseases. Additionally, it is useful for relieving rheumatism and gout as it flushes out the uric acid from the body and joints, which is the main cause of pain in these conditions.