Benefits of Moong Dal
Green bean, also known as moong dal, mongo, mung, mash bean, monggo or munggo, is native to India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. They have numerous nutritional benefits as other beans such as mung beans, lime beans, and pinto beans.
1. Aids in weight loss
Moong dal or green beans provide great source of complex carbohydrates, fiber and protein. Also, they are an excellent source of molybdenum and folic acid. They provide a good nutrition for diet ers since they are low in fat.
2. Lowers cholesterol levels
Regular consumption of green beans helps to reduce cholesterol since they are rich in fiber. According to recent studies, high fiber in green beans keeps blood sugar from rising after mealtime. This makes green beans a great choice for people with insulin resistance, or hypoglycemia.
3. Promote heart health
Green beans have antioxidants properties; folic acid, fiber, magnesium and vitamin B6 which help promote heart health. Vitamin B6 and folic acid lower homocysteine levels in the body, which is essential in a metabolic process known as methylation cycle. A high level of homocysteine in the blood is attributed to heart attack, peripheral vascular disease and stroke.
4. Provides resistance against infectious diseases
Also, green beans contain thiamin (vitamin B-1), vitamin-C and vitamin-B6 (pyridoxine). Regular consumption of diets rich in Vitamin-B6 help you develop resistance against contagious agents that cause diseases.
5. Contain anti-cancer properties
In Chinese medicine, green beans are popularly used for hot, inflammatory conditions, such as hypertension. They were considered to have anti-cancer properties and were also used as a cooling diet.
6. Prevent age related muscular diseases
They provide an excellent source of folates, a great nutrition during preconception. It prevents neural-tube defects during pregnancy.
Since moong dal or green bean is a low carb diet, studies show that it may have negative effects on health, especially with regards to weight loss.