The Benefits of Fava Beans

When we launched our Protein Mug Muffins, we realized that fava beans and the benefits of fava beans aren’t as widely known as some other superfoods like chia seeds or flaxseed.

Fava beans are an ancient member of the pea family and can be consumed raw in their green state, or cooked, dried, or ground. They originated from the Mediterranean and Southwest Asia and can be traced back to the Neolithic period.

The Benefits of Fava Beans:

Lean protein:

Fava beans are an excellent source of lean plant-based protein, aiding in muscle health and recovery and satiation.

Folate:

Fava beans boast an extremely high concentration of folate. Folate is used to energize metabolism, support the nervous system, bolster healthy red blood cells, and is vital to fetal health and reducing birth defects.

Manganese:

Manganese builds strong bones and may prevent bone deterioration as we age.

Magnesium:

Magnesium has been shown to lower high blood pressure. Most Americans are deficient in magnesium.

Copper:

Copper aids in healthy white blood cells which are vital to fighting off diseases and boost the immune system.

Iron:

Iron plays a critical role in maintaining energy levels.

 

With all of these nutrients, the benefits of fava beans may even include preventing cancer, battling depression, and Parkinson’s Disease.

Pick up some fava beans at your favorite grocery store or grab a Protein Mug Muffin and reap the benefits of fava beans!


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