GREEN GRAM, THIS SUPERFOOD IS ONE OF THE MOST VITAL DETOXIFYING AGENT AS WELL AS AN ENERGISER THAT HELPS TO ENHANCE THE IMMUNITY OF THE BODY.

Green Gram, commonly known as ‘Moong Dal’, is a small green bean that has numerous health and skin benefits. It is rich in Vitamin A, B, C & E and also contains many minerals & proteins required by the body. This green pulse is high in fibre and is a low-fat source of protein. Let us check more about how Green Gram can be beneficial for the body.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup or 200 gm sproutedgreen gram (moong)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ tea spoon cumin (jeera) seeds, roasted, powdered
  • ½ tea spoon or 2 ½ ml lime(nimbu) juice
  • A few coriander (dhaniya) leaves, finely chopped
WHOM IT BENEFITS THE MOST?

Green gram is a powerhouse of nutrition. As mentioned earlier, it has high nutritive value and can be consumed by anyone for improving health. However, to be specific, the consumption of green gram benefits those who are obese, people who have dry and flaky skin, people who are high in cholesterol and people with high blood pressure. Hence, this superfood is one of the most vital detoxifying agent as well as an energiser that helps to enhance the immunity of the body.

METHOD OF COOKING

  • Fresh sprouted green gram can be prepared at home. Take a handful of green gram, wash thoroughly and soak in the container till it absorbs a good quantity of water. Drain the water out and transfer the green gram into a sprouting container. Allow it to stand for about 3-4 days.
  • Now wash and drain the sprouts, steam for 5-7 minutes and put into bowl.
  • Add the onion, tomato, green chilli and salt; mix thoroughly.
  • Now sprinkle the roasted cumin powder and lime juice and toss salad well.
  • Serve garnished with coriander leaves. 
BENEFITS OF GREEN GRAM:

One of the most nutritive pulses; this nutrient-rich food has numerous health and skin benefits, as mentioned below:

ANTI-AGEING AGENT: Green grams are highly rich in proteins as well as fibre and hence has anti-ageing properties. It helps to get rid of wrinkles and fine lines of ageing. Either it can be consumed as a soup or applied as a face pack to beautify the skin and provide radiance. It helps to scrub the skin as it is a natural exfoliator that is effective in reducing tanning, blackheads as well as dirt from the skin.

WEIGHT REDUCING PROPERTIES: One of the most effective uses of green gram is that it helps people lose weight. It is a natural as well as a healthy form of losing weight as it helps to shed the extra kilos without skipping meals. For every 100 grams of green gram, it serves 330 calories. Thus maintaining a natural way of life is the best way to improve health.

REGULATES BLOOD PRESSURE: Green gram helps control the blood pressure level as it helps to regulate the level of magnesium in the body. Thus, lowering the blood pressure also reduces the effects of hypertension and other related diseases.

INCREASES IMMUNITY: Being the powerhouse of nutrition, the green gram is rich in proteins and provides the necessary nutrients to the body. People who have hunger pangs very quickly can consume a mug of green gram and keep themselves full as well as hydrated. Hence, it improves the stamina and strength of the body, thus keeping up the immunity level.

HELPS IN PREVENTING HEAT STROKE: Remaining hydrated is the most important criteria to keep one away from heat stroke. So experts have suggested that consuming a mug of green gram helps to get rid of the heat stroke and keep one hydrated.

Include green gram in your diet and improve your health in the most natural way possible.

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VARIOUS TIPS & INFORMATION FOR CONSUMING GREEN GRAM TO YOUR DIET

It reduces Kapha & Pitta and maintains Vata if taken along with Ghee

Nowadays sprouted Green Gram is usually used in raw & cooked form by all of us. Consuming sprouted mung is strictly prohibited in Ayurveda. Moreover, while maintaining the cooking of moong dal, Ayurveda specifies its action differently:

  • If it is steamed, it can cause diarrhoea
  • If it is cooked in boiled water, it can cause constipation, to prevent constipation while taking Green Gram, you should add some ghee to it.
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