Green Mung Beans are one of my favorite sprouts/legumes to grow and eat! They are also the most widely consumed sprout on our planet! Mung Beans are grown primarily in China and are used extensively in Asian Cuisine. Sprouts are in the true sense, super power foods! They rank as the freshest and most nutritious of all vegetables available to the human diet. Mung beans are considered “one of the most cherished foods” in the ancient Indian practice that’s been a traditional form of medicine since roughly 1,500 B.C. Sprouted foods have been part of the diet of many ancient races for thousands of years. Even to this day, the Chinese retain their fame for delicious Mung Bean sprouts.
Sprouts are alkaline, whole, pure, and a natural food. They vastly improved digestibility and nutritional qualities when compared to non-sprouted embryo from which it derives. I love to combine them with sprouted lentils in my salads, wraps, soups…basically I add them to anything I’m eating! When eaten sprouted, fresh and raw, they are clean and crisp tasting; when cooked, they taste hearty and wholesome. I think they taste similar to sweet peas! Mung Beans take on the flavor of what you choose to cook them with, whether sweet or savory. They’re just so delicious and nutritious to eat as a quick snack on their own! You will benefit from eating fresh sprouted Green Mung Beans with increased energy, improved metabolism, regular and healthy bowel movements, reduced signs of constipation, as well as an overall boost in your immunity and general feeling of wellbeing and vitality.
Mung Beans are a low-glycemic index food and are ideal for people with type II diabetes, as they cause a small, slow rise in postprandial (after-meal) blood glucose levels. This prevents dangerous rapid spikes in blood sugar and insulin that impair vascular health and increase cardiovascular disease.(1) Other research shows that by adding beans to a meal with a high-glycemic food lowered overall postprandial glucose response in individuals with type II diabetes.(2) In a study reported in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, type II diabetic mice supplemented with mung bean extract daily for five weeks resulted in significant reductions in blood glucose levels and plasma C-peptide, an indicator of insulin release, which produced measurable improvements in glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity. Researchers also noted that elevated triglycerides, a common lipid abnormality among type II diabetics, were also significantly decreased.(3)
Most foods today are processed and not as fresh as they once were when we were hunters and gatherers, or many people grew their own food. Most of what we eat has to travel great distances to get to our home and on our plates! By sprouting Green Mung Beans, you’ll be able to get the freshest, nutrient-dense living food in your kitchen that are so easy to grow and affordable! Mung bean sprouts are low in calories, have fiber and B vitamins, and deliver a boost of vitamins C and K. In the Ayurveda diet, they are considered medicinal and one of the keys to a long, vibrant and healthy life. Full of powerful antioxidant properties, they can help fight disease as well as protect the body. Through various studies conducted on Green Mung Beans, they may be able to treat the following conditions:
Celiac Disease/Gluten Free Diets
Produce Collagen, Elastin, and Hyaluronic acid, All Three of which are Essential to Acquiring Younger and Healthier skin
Can Regulate Hormones after Menopause, Relieve Hot Flashes, and Prevent Osteoporosis
Other Benefits to eating sprouted Green Mung Beans:
Sprouts are a living whole food. They contain the life force power packed in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. They are a super-food!
Sprouts aid in digestion, detoxify the body, support the immune system, and contribute to healthy hears while slowing down the aging process.
Sprouts don’t cause the bloating associated with beans. Due to containing oligosaccharides, which prevent gas and bloating.
Sprouts contain High Fiber, thereby preventing constipation.
Sprouts are all the “ Highs” – High nutrition, high protein, high in fiber, high in phytoestrogens for anti-aging, and high in taste!
Sprouts are all the “Lows” – Low in calorie, low in fat, low sodium, low cholesterol, low on thy glycemic index and low cost.
Sprouting is easy and so simple for you to do at home. No need for soil, only water and a jar! Sprouts are grown hydroponically, taking only about three days and you’ll have fresh, rich, nutritious food each day!
So dear fountainofyouthtv family, take charge of your health destiny by incorporating delicious mung bean sprouts into your life! Beans are another little gift from God that will keep us all living a healthy, happy life! Let us know your thoughts on this! We all learn from each other!
Peace and Grace, 💖
1. Mah E, Noh SK, Ballard KD, Matos ME, Volek JS, Bruno RS. Postprandial hyperglycemia impairs vascular endothelial function in healthy men by inducing lipid peroxidation and increasing asymmetric dimethylarginine:arginine. J Nutr. 2011 Nov;141(11):1961-8.
2. Thompson SV, Winham DM, Hutchins AM. Bean and rice meals reduce postprandial glycemic response in adults with type 2 diabetes. Nutr J. 2012 Apr;11:23.
3. Yao Y, Chen F, Wang M, Wang J, Ren G. Antidiabetic activity of Mung bean extracts in diabetic KK-Ay mice. J Agric Food Chem. 2008 Oct;56(19):8869-73.