Know these 6 health benefits of including mung beans in regular diet, and try this stir fry!

Mung beans can control the bad cholesterol that causes heart-related issues. Photo: Deepa

Mung beans are one of the cheapest and easily available sources of protein and other nutrients. It is a versatile ingredient and could be cooked in multiple ways including delicious curries, stir fry, or as microgreens.

Meanwhile, sprouted mung beans are an excellent source of nutrients that can nourish the body. Nutrition experts say that mung beans should be included in the diet at least once in a day. These are the six main benefits of consuming mung beans regularly.

Rich source of protein
Mung beans are the best source of plant-based protein. Besides, it contains amino acids too. Sprouted mung beans contain lots of anti-oxidants and proteins. So, it is better to consume sprouted mung beans as they are healthier.

Healthy heart
Mung beans can control the bad cholesterol that causes heart-related issues. The anti-oxidants in mung beans protect the heart from diseases.

Easily digestible
As mung beans contain lots of fiber, they can aid digestion. Meanwhile, pectin helps in eliminating the toxins in the body. The carbohydrates support the good bacteria in the liver.

Control diabetes
Mung beans are a rich source of protein and fiber which is excellent for diabetic patients. Compared to other pulses, the protein and nutrients in mung beans help in controlling diabetics.

Control body weight
Those who are following unique diets to shed body weight should include mung beans in their regular meals. Mung beans are quite filling and can easily satiate the hunger pangs.

Good for blood pressure
The magnesium and potassium in mung beans help in controlling the blood pressure level. Those who suffer from hypertension should include mung beans in their regular diet.

Sprout mung beans stir fry
In order to make the sprouts, the mung beans should be washed and soaked in the morning on the previous day itself. After almost twelve hours, strain them. Keep the mung beans in the strainer and cover using a lid. You could also wrap the mung beans in a piece of clean cotton cloth. The mung beans would be nicely sprouted by the next morning. Here is how to make tasty sprout beans stir fry.

Sprout mung beans
Mustard seeds
Dried chilies
½ onion
Some garlic cloves
Curry leaves
Green chilies
Turmeric powder
Grated coconut

Heat coconut oil in a pan
Splutter mustard seeds
Roast the dried chilies
Now add chopped onion
Sauté well
Add green chilies, garlic, and curry leaves
Add turmeric powder too
Sauté until the raw smell of the turmeric powder is gone
Into it add the sprouted mung beans
Pour ¼ glass of water and salt as required
Close the lid and cook for up to 4 -5 minutes
Add the grated coconut
Stir and cook until the moisture from the coconut
Tasty and nutritious sprout beans stir fry is ready.

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