Mung Beans are a great source of Protein and sooooo much more…
If you’re vegetarian, vegan, thinking about becoming a vegan or vegetarian, or just looking for a healthier source of protein then look no further than the Mung Bean You probably never heard of Mung Beans! They are not particularly popular to the USA but you can find them in most health food stores. They are part of the legume family. These beans may be small but are packed with lots of nutrients.
In this video I’m going to give you my top four reasons why you should add this to your nutritional pyramid of natural nutrients.
1. Protein Source
Mung Beans are one of the healthiest sources of plant protein out there, up to 25% percent of their chemical structure is made up of amino acids. Pretty impressive for a plant. When legumes like Mung Beans are substituted for other protein sources, studies have shown they can help lower the risk for many chronic diseases. They are a highly absorbable protein content which makes it a favourable choice for vegans or vegetarians.
2. Vitamins and Minerals
Mung Beans are packed with vitamins, minerals and essential enzymes, they are nutritionally balanced which makes them an exceptional part of any healthy diet. Mung Beans are also rich in essential amino acids that cannot be manufactured by the body, such as phenylalanine, leucine, lysine, arginine and more…
3. Rich in Potassium, Magnesium, and Fiber
One in three American adults has high blood pressure, which can put you at risk for heart disease. Studies have linked these three nutrients to significantly lower blood pressure. Researchers believe that their high concentration of protein fragments known as peptides help decrease the constricting of blood vessels that raises blood pressure.
4. Can Help Promote Weight Loss
Mung Beans are high in protein and fiber which can help you lose weight. Fiber and protein can curb your hunger pains while raising fullness hormones like peptides. So bottom line less calories equals weight loss and a slimmer waistline. I will leave you a link in the comments below for a coconut mung bean curry.