The mung bean is regarded as highly nutritious and naturally detoxifies the body in Ayurveda. When cooked as a soup per say, they work by cleansing the liver, gall bladder and vascular system of any ama (undigested toxins). Many detox regimens such as a mung bean kitchari cleanse has you eat only kitchari for a few days in a row for weight loss, as well as letting go of any retained water. It allows you to feel lighter, clearer and much more energized- but you need to have a little willpower initially, though it does tend to get easier day by day. Green Mung Beans are:
- A good source of protein
- A good source of dietary fiber (helps to lower cholesterol, prevents constipation and keeps you feeling full)
- Low in sodium
- Low in cholesterol
- Full of vitamins: A, B Vitamins (Thiamin, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid) Vitamin E, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Vitamin
- Full of minerals: Calcium, Potassium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Zinc, Copper and Manganese.
- Have live enzymes (Sprouted Green Mung Beans)
- Low on the glycemic index at 25 and have a low glycemic load of 4 making them a smart food choice for diabetics. Â The low glycemic index, fiber and protein help to regulate blood sugar.
- Contain anti-aging properties that stimulate the production of hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin, all essential to younger healthier skin.