Mung is a kind of legume now has become popular for its great nutritional benefits. The sprouted mung beans have quite lot of health benefits than dry beans. Let’s get in to the subject first to know what the heath benefits of sprouted mung beans and later how to make them at home.
If you add water to mung beans and keep them moistened for a few hours( nearly 12 hours) you can have sprouted mung beans in your home.The length of the plant part growing outwards depends on the time you allow for it to grow.
Why sprouted mung beans are nutritious?
1. Rich in amino acids
The mung beans are good source of plant proteins as they contain essential amino acids like leucine, iso leucine, phenyl alanine, valine and arginine.
The pulses including mung beans are a good source of plant proteins.They cover a large proportion of the nutrition for proteins.Available proteins are made in to a form of easy absorption during sprouting.
Essential amino acids can not be made by the human body so we have to get them outside as they are important to keep our body healthy.
During sprouting the beans, the anti nutrient in beans like phytate are broken down and that makes easy the absorption of above amino acids.
2. Rich in minerals
These beans contain Calcium, Zinc and Magnesium like minerals in a large quantity.
It is with lots of minerals that our body requires to function. So it covers really a big portion of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of the nutrients.
3. Helps to relieve constipation
These contain fibers.The fibers are two types insoluble fibers and soluble fibers. The soluble fibers in mung beans become gel like things in the colon and it helps for the laxative effect giving you the comfort when you pass the stool.
The insoluble fibers in the mung beans act little bit different than the soluble fibers. They do not make gel like substance. Instead these insoluble fibers absorb water and become swollen stimulating the gut lining. That provokes the release of mucus.In that way it helps to pass the stool to from the exit giving the comfort for those who suffer from constipation.
4. Keep your blood sugar level low
Since mung beans contain fiber in them and it takes relatively long time to digest fiber and starch in mung beans, it makes you feel full giving you the satiety of foods. That helps to stop boosting your blood sugar levels.
Another way of its contribution is the presence of vitexin and isovitexin, two types of antioxidants present in mung beans.That help to lower the blood sugar levels as it triggers the activity of insulin enzyme.Insulin is the enzyme responsible for conversion of glucose in to other forms and for lowering the blood sugar levels.
5. It may help you to lose the over weight
Since mung beans are rich with carbohydrates and the proteins, the fibers and the carbohydrates of mung beans make you feel full and help to make your mind not to eat many more foods.It takes long hours to digest the mung beans in your stomach and to generate the hunger.So the number of times you eat become low.high calorie foods and the fatty food intake will become low.
No doubt , you will start losing the over weight if you add these to your meals.
6. Contains high amount of folate
It has been found that the sprouted mung beans contains high amount of folate than the raw beans.
It is a kind of vitamin that belongs to vitamin B group. Folates are specifically important for pregnant mothers in order to avoid neural tube defects.Other than that folate is very important during periods of rapid growth such like infancy and the adolescence.
So sprouted beans do a big role by providing folate to your body in a considerable quantity.
7. Contain antioxidants like vitexin and isovtexin
The antioxidants vitexin and isovitexin in mung beans are believed to help for reducing the heat stroke happen during summer in many countries.
When some one had to face the heat stroke, there the free radicals are formed and cause for the disadvantageous health impacts to the body.
The presence of above antioxidants is helpful to act against the free radicals .
Okay.Then let’s see what are anti nutrients then..