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Health Benefits of Mung Beans

By Madhusudhan Tammisetti

Mung beans have high amounts of fiber, a substance renowned for its cholesterol-lowering properties. However, this isn't the only way mung beans aid in reducing cholesterol. Antioxidants contained inside them also play a role, though the reasons for this aren't entirely clear.

One theory for its effects is that antioxidant chemicals prevent LDL from aggregating blood vessel walls and forming atherosclerotic plaques by blocking free radical activity. Mung beans are a legume, and they have the same cholesterol-lowering properties as the legume family.

Helps in Regulating Blood Pressure

The presence of high magnesium in mung beans is responsible for their capacity to control blood pressure. Magnesium aids in the regulation of blood vessel tone, allowing vessels to dilate enough under proper conditions.

Hypertonic blood vessels are more prone to excessive constriction, which may lead to high blood pressure. Magnesium aids blood vessel flexibility, allowing them to respond more quickly to changes in blood volume or hormones and neurotransmitters that may cause a biochemical shift in tone.

Good for Controlling Blood Glucose

Foods rich in fiber may delay glucose absorption into the bloodstream, allowing the body to manage this macronutrient efficiently.

Mung beans are rich in protein, which helps stabilize blood sugar levels, and they include two antioxidants called isovitexin and vitexin, both of which have moderate hypoglycemic properties.

They're also thought to assist in improving insulin sensitivity, allowing for more efficient glucose use. One thing you've to keep in mind if you're taking prescription anti-diabetic medications, the synergistic impact of the two may produce dangerous blood sugar reductions.

May Reduce the Risk of Cancer

You may not completely remove the risk of cancer but eating a diet containing plant-based foods lower the relative chance of contracting the disease.

Mung beans include a variety of antioxidant chemicals and vitamins that are important for neutralizing reactive oxygen species and other harmful free radicals. By assisting in the stability of these molecules, the likelihood of them causing DNA and cellular damage is substantially decreased.

Helps in Weight Loss

Protein-rich foods are good for helping weight loss as this macronutrient has the maximum thermic effect in all of the dietary groups. As a result, more calories are used to aid in the digestion of mung beans.

However, this isn't the only method mung beans aid in losing weight. Furthermore, meals high in fiber and protein have an important role in the regulation of ghrelin, the hormone that causes hunger.

When you consider that this combination also promotes satiety and the secretion of fullness signaling chemicals, you may consume fewer calories throughout the day.

People who eat beans on a daily basis have 30 percent less hunger sensations than those who eat staple foods.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Memphis, Tenn.

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