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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18(11), 2331; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms18112331

Polyphenol-Rich Dry Common Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) and Their Health Benefits

Food Science and Technology Program, Division of Science and Technology, Beijing Normal University—Hong Kong Baptist University United International College, Zhuhai 519087, China
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Received: 25 October 2017 / Revised: 2 November 2017 / Accepted: 2 November 2017 / Published: 4 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Bioactive Phenolics and Polyphenols 2018)
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Polyphenols are plant metabolites with potent anti-oxidant properties, which help to reduce the effects of oxidative stress-induced dreaded diseases. The evidence demonstrated that dietary polyphenols are of emerging increasing scientific interest due to their role in the prevention of degenerative diseases in humans. Possible health beneficial effects of polyphenols are based on the human consumption and their bioavailability. Common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) are a greater source of polyphenolic compounds with numerous health promoting properties. Polyphenol-rich dry common beans have potential effects on human health, and possess anti-oxidant, anti-diabetic, anti-obesity, anti-inflammatory and anti-mutagenic and anti-carcinogenic properties. Based on the studies, the current comprehensive review aims to provide up-to-date information on the nutritional compositions and health-promoting effect of polyphenol-rich common beans, which help to explore their therapeutic values for future clinical studies. Investigation of common beans and their impacts on human health were obtained from various library databases and electronic searches (Science Direct PubMed, and Google Scholar). View Full-Text
Keywords: polyphenols; Phaseolus vulgaris; anti-oxidants; degenerative diseases; health-promoting effects polyphenols; Phaseolus vulgaris; anti-oxidants; degenerative diseases; health-promoting effects
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