Health benefits of beans: 9 reasons why you should eat more beans

3. Regulate Blood Sugar Levels

Apart from being rich in fiber, most beans are low on the glycemic index, so it could impact the blood sugar level in positive manners. Thanks to the protein and fiber, the carbs in beans get absorbed at such a slower rate over a much longer period of time. Thus, it keeps the blood sugar steady, keeping diabetes at bay. Those people with type 2 diabetes consuming 1 cup of beans each day for about 3 weeks can maintain a lower blood sugar as well as blood pressure than as they began the diet. [Read: how to start a diet]

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