BEAN PERICARP The term “bean pericarp” can be misleading because it is not a specific fruit or plant. Beans belong to the legume family (Fabaceae) and its seeds are edible. Beans are widely used as a source of protein, fiber and many vitamins and minerals. Because of its nutritional value, beans can be beneficial for athletes who are looking for healthy sources of energy and protein.
Beans are rich in protein, fiber, B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9), vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin E, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, copper and calcium. Depending on the type of beans, the composition may vary slightly.
Action on athletes:
Protein source – beans are an excellent source of vegetable protein that can help build muscle and recover from exercise.
Energy Supply – The fiber in beans can provide a steady source of energy. This is important for athletes who need endurance in training.
Support of the nervous system – B vitamins help in the proper functioning of the nervous system. This can affect concentration and decision-making during physical activity.
Support for the immune system – the vitamins and minerals in beans can support the immune system. Which is essential for maintaining the health of athletes.
Dosage: no guidelines.