Mung Beans

Why should you have mung beans on your plate?

The answer is very simple. They are just good for you and your body. Mung beans are part of the legume family. These beans are small, green and have been part of the Chinese cuisine for thousands of years. Mung beans can be eaten cooked with the skin off or on, or they can be eaten raw once they have sprouted. A great thing about these beans is that they are very easy on the digestive system, so if you difficulty in digesting beans, these should definitely be added to your plate.

Health Benefits

There are many healthy benefits within these small, green beans. For instance, mung beans have a great source of potassium, providing a healthy nervous system and is needed for cardiovascular function. They have a good source of vitamin C and are high in B vitamins, fiber and magnesium. All of these vitamins can fend off infections, help the immune system to heal and stress. Mung beans also helps to control blood sugar and slow down the release of sugars that are from carbohydrates. Listed below are other benefits to consider eating mung beans.

  • Associated with reducing the risk of heat disease and healthy cholesterol levels.
  • Eating raw mung beans can help cleanse and detoxify the body.
  • Provides slow releasing carbohydrates that give sustained energy.
  • Its a healthy vegetarian protein that can help reduce animal protein consumption.
  • Helps those suffering from stress as it provides loads of magnesium and B vitamins.

Best way to eat mung beans

You can eat mung beans any way you like. They are known for their sweet flavor and can be made into frozen ice desserts in which the Asian countries do from mung bean paste. Mung beans that are de-hulled can be mixed in with pancakes and soups. Deep frying the beans can be a nice snack or you can enhance the beans sweet flavor by adding coconut milk, sugar and ginger. If you soak the beans overnight and allow them to sprout for a few days, you can use the sprouts on salads.

How do you prefer to eat mung beans?

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