Kidney beans are a category of the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris), a legume grown in Central America and Mexico. It is named for its imaged resemblance in shape and color to a kidney. The common bean is an essential food crop and a dominant source of protein throughout the world.
Used in a variety of customary dishes, kidney beans are usually eaten well cooked. Cooked kidney beans contain a number of weight loss friendly components, making them a superb addition to an effective weight loss diet.
Kidney beans are chiefly composed of carbs and fiber but are also an important source of protein. Kidney beans also contribute to stabilized heart health. In addition to its benefits to the digestive system and the heart, kidney beans help control blood sugar levels.