My Miraculous Mung Bean Soup

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups of Mung beans ( soak overnight and rinsed)
  • ½ white onion (chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 tomato (diced)
  • coconut oil
  • 1 organic beef or veg. stock cube
  • salt
  • ground pepper
  • 1 bay leaf

PREPARATION

  1. In a pot, put a teaspoon of coconut oil and fry garlic and onion until golden.
  2. Add the diced tomato and bay leaf. Stir through.
  3. Add the mung beans, fill pot with hot water, add the stock cube and simmer for 10 mins or until mung beans are tender.
  4. Add more water if necessary, and skim off any scum that may rise to the surface.
  5. When beans are tender, add a tablespoon of coconut oil
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. May be served with brown rice.

SOME FACTS ABOUT THIS MIRACULOUS BEAN

Mung beans are rich in protein, vitamin C, folic acid, iron, zinc, potassium, magnesium, copper, manganese, phosphorus, thiamine.

They are also high in fibre, low in saturated fat, low in sodium, and contain no cholesterol.  Because of the wide range of nutrients contained in mung beans, they offer a whole host of health benefits for the immune system, the metabolism, the heart and other organs, cell growth, protection against free radicals, and diseases such as cancer and diabetes.

The folic acid helps to lower the risk of heart disease, fights birth defects, contributes to normal cell growth, helps in the metabolism of proteins, and is essential for the formation of red blood cells and for healing processes in the body.  Another B vitamin, thiamine, is needed to ensure that the nervous system functions properly.  It is also important for releasing energy from carbohydrates.  Manganese is a trace mineral that is key for energy production and antioxidant defenses.  It is also necessary for the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, and can be helpful for the brain and nerves.

Magnesium helps the veins and arteries to relax, lessening resistance and improving the flow of blood, oxygen, and nutrients throughout the body.  Research has shown that a deficiency of magnesium is not only associated with a heart attack but that immediately following a heart attack, a lack of magnesium promotes free radical damage to the heart.

The body requires copper in order to absorb iron and copper is also involved in the metabolism of protein.

Iron helps to build resistance to stress and disease and it is essential for the formation of hemoglobin, which carries oxygen from the lungs to every cell in the body.  It is also part of key enzyme systems for energy production and metabolism.  Potassium is necessary for maintaining the acid-alkaline balance in the blood and for muscle contraction and a normal heart beat.

Zinc is a well known immune system booster and can be helpful in fighting male infertility.  Zinc aids healing processes in the body, growth, and tissue repair.

Like all legumes, mung beans are very high in fibre – more so than fruits and vegetables. The soluble fibre in mung beans captures cholesterol in the intestines, keeps it out of the blood stream, and carries it out of the body.

 

This is what I am eating today!

 

Anna

anna@delite.ie



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  1. Oscar Turner says:

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  2. SOME FACTS ABOUT THIS MIRACULOUS BEAN.

    Mung beans are rich in protein, vitamin C, folic acid, iron, zinc, potassium, magnesium, copper, manganese, phosphorus, thiamine.

    They are also high in fibre, low in saturated fat, low in sodium, and contain no cholesterol. Because of the wide range of nutrients contained in mung beans, they offer a whole host of health benefits for the immune system, the metabolism, the heart and other organs, cell growth, protection against free radicals, and diseases such as cancer and diabetes.

  3. SOME FACTS ABOUT THIS MIRACULOUS BEAN.

    Mung beans are rich in protein, vitamin C, folic acid, iron, zinc, potassium, magnesium, copper, manganese, phosphorus, thiamine.

    They are also high in fibre, low in saturated fat, low in sodium, and contain no cholesterol. Because of the wide range of nutrients contained in mung beans, they offer a whole host of health benefits for the immune system, the metabolism, the heart and other organs, cell growth, protection against free radicals, and diseases such as cancer and diabetes.

    The folic acid helps to lower the risk of heart disease, fights birth defects, contributes to normal cell growth, helps in the metabolism of proteins, and is essential for the formation of red blood cells and for healing processes in the body. Another B vitamin, thiamine, is needed to ensure that the nervous system functions properly. It is also important for releasing energy from carbohydrates. Manganese is a trace mineral that is key for energy production and antioxidant defenses. It is also necessary for the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, and can be helpful for the brain and nerves.

    Magnesium helps the veins and arteries to relax, lessening resistance and improving the flow of blood, oxygen, and nutrients throughout the body. Research has shown that a deficiency of magnesium is not only associated with a heart attack but that immediately following a heart attack, a lack of magnesium promotes free radical damage to the heart.

    The body requires copper in order to absorb iron and copper is also involved in the metabolism of protein.

    Iron helps to build resistance to stress and disease and it is essential for the formation of hemoglobin, which carries oxygen from the lungs to every cell in the body. It is also part of key enzyme systems for energy production and metabolism. Potassium is necessary for maintaining the acid-alkaline balance in the blood and for muscle contraction and a normal heart beat.

    Zinc is a well known immune system booster and can be helpful in fighting male infertility. Zinc aids healing processes in the body, growth, and tissue repair.

    Like all legumes, mung beans are very high in fibre – more so than fruits and vegetables. The soluble fibre in mung beans captures cholesterol in the intestines, keeps it out of the blood stream, and carries it out of the body.

    This is what I am eating today!

  4. that's great Shirley, enjoy! 🙂

    Anna

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