Health Benefits of Mung Beans and a Soup Recipe You Can Try
Mung beans are small, green legume belonging to the same plant family as lentils and peas.
It is a good source of fiber, protein, antioxidants and phytonutrients.
Although they are less popular than other bean varieties, such as black beans and chickpeas, it has huge health benefits to offer.
Studies have shown that mung beans help suppress the growth of human liver and cervical cancer lines through multiple mechanisms that includes cytotoxicity, halting cancer cell cycle, inducing anti-cancer cytokines and triggering cell death.
A research by Harvard School of Public Health also showed that the relationship between phenolic-rich foods like mung beans and lowered risk of breast cancer. They reported that consuming mung beans at least twice per week reduced breast cancer risk by 24%.
Mung beans contain a range of phytonutrients that are considered to be anti-inflammatory and anti-microbal which helps in boosting your immunity and fighting viruses and bacteria. It also promotes a healthy balance of bacteria within the digestive tract that helps with immune defense and nutrient absorption.
Nybg beabs are diabetic friendly food because it has a low glycemic index. Low glycemic foods help promote healthy blood sugar levels.
Helps in Weight Loss
Mung beans are rich in protein and fiber which make it one of the most fulfilling foods. A study published in the Journal of Nutrition showed that a single meal with high-fiber beans produced a greater increase in the satiety hormone known as cholecystokinin, when compared to other meals that did not contain beans.
Other studies also showed that satiety significantly increases after eating beans. Regular consumption of mung beans can help with reducing food intake and boosting weight loss.
Helps Lower Cholesterol Levels
Mung beans are high in soluble dietary fibers while low in cholesterol. Foods that are rich in soluble dietary fibers are known to help lower LDL cholesterol or most commonly known as bad cholesterol, through the production of LDL receptors which are responsible for removing excess LDL cholesterol out of the blood stream.
It is recommended to consume at least 10-25 grams of soluble fiber per day to reduce the amount of bad cholesterol.
Loaded with Nutrients
Mung beans are packed with magnesium, potassium, folate, vitamin B6 and fiber. In terms of women’s health, vitamin B6 and folate are great for MPS and during pregnancy.
Mung Bean Soup Recipe:
- 6 cups vegetable broth
- 2 cups dry mung beans
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1 bunch spinach
- 1 minced onion
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 tablespoon grated ginger
First, boil the broth in a large pot, then add the rinsed mung beans. Cook the mixture for about 40 minutes, uncovered. The consistency must be like a very thick soup. Heat the oil using medium heat and sauté the garlic, onion and ginger. Add the mixture to the mung pot and simmer together for a few minutes. Add the coconut milk and spinach in the mung pot. Remove the mung pot from the heat. Serve over rice or consume as a soup.
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