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Health Benefits of Green Mung Beans

Updated on July 16, 2014
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Health benefits of Green Mung Beans

Green Mung Beans is a wonder and super food. The health benefits of Green Mung Beans are exploding with more research in this food. Tracing its origin from Indian sub continent, this healing bean is commonly used in Asian countries like China, Thailand, Philippines, Pakistan, India, Vietnam, Korea, etc. It can be added in various styles to recipes ranging from soups, deserts, sprouts and spicy curry. It tastes awesome no matter what is the preparation. The health benefits of this bean are also widespread. Starting from Ayurveda in India, where this bean is cooked for sick people, its healing properties are gaining widespread popularity. Here, are some of the benefits of Green Mung Beans.

Green Mung Beans are rich source of Minerals. Potassium, magnesium, folic acid, zinc, iron, phosphorus are some of the many minerals found in this wonder bean. Potassium and magnesium are important for heart health. Folic acid and iron are very important for pregnant and child bearing women.

Green Mung Beans are rich source of fiber. The fiber comprises of two types, insoluble and soluble. The insoluble fiber helps to keep the digestive system healthy and reduce the problems of constipation. The soluble fiber helps to reduce the blood cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

Green Mung Bean sprouts are rich source of Vitamin C. Vitamins are essential to maintain health and prevent diseases. Vitamin C helps to improve the immune system and keeps the common fever, sore throat, cold away. The sprouts of this bean provide excellent source of vitamin C and thus, giving the benefits of fruit too.

Green Mung Beans are excellent source of protein. These beans are a good source of vegetarian proteins and without the disadvantage of saturated fats. Eating a bowl of green mung beans soup daily is a great way to meet the daily needs of protein requirements of our body.

Green Mung Beans are good for cardiovascular health. Eating these beans regularly helps to reduce bad cholesterol and improve the flexibility of arteries and veins. Thus, green mung beans are excellent for heart and help to regulate blood pressure to healthy levels.

Green Mung Beans detoxify the body and improve metabolism. In Chinese natural medicine and Indian Ayurveda, green mung beans are frequently recommended to detoxify the body and get rid of chronic illnesses. It is an anti inflammatory food and helps to heal the body.

Green Mung Beans helps to lose weight. These beans are low in calories and rich in fiber. Thus, eating a small cup of green mung bean soup gives the feeling of fullness. Thus, eating it regularly helps to reduce unhealthy cravings of sweet artificial foods by regulating the blood sugar levels. Hence, it helps to curb hunger pangs and bring our weight to healthy levels.

Enjoy Green Mung Beans to your good health. Here, are some of the recipes to get you started and enjoy mung beans:




Green Mung Bean Soup

Green Mung Bean Sprouts:

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      Ruchi Urvashi 3 years ago from Singapore

      Cyril, thanks for your feedback.

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      Cyril 3 years ago

      Just boil the green mung beans once the water is drained, you can just eat with grated jaggery. Very simple to make and very delicious!

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      Ruchi Urvashi 3 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks Hyphenbird for your feedback

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      I did not know mung beans were so nutritious. I will buy some. We have an Asian store nearby so I will get some soon and make a pot of bean soup. Thank you for letting me know about this super food.

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      Ruchi Urvashi 5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks Riverfish for your feedback.

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      Riverfish24 5 years ago from United States

      Nice work. Simple and informative.

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      Ruchi Urvashi 5 years ago from Singapore

      Great. Vox Vocis, i hope you soon get all the ingredients and try this mung bean recipe.

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      Jasmine 5 years ago

      Unfortunately, I realized that I didn't have all the ingredients at home, but I'll go shopping tomorrow :) Looking at the recipe, it sounds super-delicious!

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      Ruchi Urvashi 5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks Vox Vocis for your input. I like mung bean soup. All the best in your first try.

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      Jasmine 5 years ago

      Just recently, I've read a great article about green mung beans at Wizzley. I got interested in trying out a mung bean soup recipe shared in that wizz, but haven't made the soup yet. Since you brought my attention to this healthy (and tasty) food, and having learned about all its great benefits in this hub, I'll make the mung bean soup today! Voted up!

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      Ruchi Urvashi 5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks Shampa Sadhya. Yes, mung beans are great in taste and health.

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      Dr Pooja 5 years ago

      Green mung beans are extremely good source of proteins for vegans and can make a healthy option for those seeking weight loss.

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      Shampa Sadhya 5 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Voted up and useful!

      I am fond of green mung beans. Your hub is informative and well constructed.

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      Ruchi Urvashi 5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks Remaniki for your input and sharing. Yes, mung bean sprouts are excellent for health and taste!

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      Ruchi Urvashi 5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks Ruchira. Green mung beans are my favorite too!

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      Rema T V 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Hi Ruchi,

      Mung beans are tasty as well as very nutritious. Thanks for the great info. I simply love mung beans sprouted. Sharing. Cheers, Rema

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      These are my favorite lentils. Love them!

      great and informative hub, Ruchi :)