Red Lentil Soup

There is ‘The National Lentil Festival’ in Pullman of Washington where the citizens get together to enjoy and celebrate Lentils every year just before the university term starts. Among all starchy foods legumes are the best option because they have slowly digested or resistant starch. There are no hidden secrets with Lentils. It is a common knowledge that Lentils are…

Mung and Ricotta Bake

Mung Beans Mung beans are a low glycaemic index food. Low glycaemic foods promote healthy blood sugar levels. Interest in mung bean as a functional food is high. There are medical studies, which confirm the antioxidant and anti-diabetic activities in various types of mung beans. American Chemical Society magazine, for example, published an article in 2013,…

Mung Bean Sprouts Salad

Mung Beans In the last post we shared that mung beans help lower high cholesterol. However, there are more benefits of mung beans. Mung beans contain protease inhibitors, a type of chemical that is used in antiviral drugs to treat HIV. Protease inhibitors block and prevent formation of tumor cells and slow the replication of certain cancers such as breast cancer. I also…

Coconut Mung Beans

Mung Beans Mung beans are part of the legume family and are a good source of protein. Like all legumes, mung beans are very high in soluble dietary fibre. Foods rich in soluble dietary fibres are shown to help lower LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) by encouraging the production of LDL receptors that are responsible for…