Green moong dal is a moong bean. These legumes are very common in Indian cuisine both in the North and in the South.
Health benefits of whole green moong dal :
CholesterolMoong beans have zero cholesterol and are rich in soluble dietary fibre. Foods that are rich in soluble fibre are known to be helpful in lowering the “bad” LDL cholesterol.In order to reduce the amount of LDL cholesterol in the body it is advised to consume 10 to 25 g of soluble dietary fibre each day.
DiabetesMoong beans are a diabetic friendly food as they have a low GI. Foods low in glycemic index help in maintaining ideal levels of blood sugar.
Moong beans are a good source of protein for the vegetarians. Though meat still ranks the first in protein content but moong dal is also not far behind. A 100 g serving of moong dal can provide you with 24 g protein.
Help in weight lossGreen moong dal has complex carbs, protein and fibre in it. It is a good and filling option for those who want to shed kilos.