Moong Sprouts are paradise for Vegetarians; actually they are lord of proteins for all Vegans. It is a rich source of protein available at affordable cost. You can either buy it from a supermarket or make it at home. Though, exceptionally easy to make but involves a lengthy process. Anyone can make
it provided they know how to make it the right way. The Indian Chef from easy to cook food recipes explains a clear proven traditional Indian method to prepare Moong sprouts.
What is protein?
Protein is a molecule in food which breaks down into Amino Acids when eaten. Our body can produce eleven amino acids out of twenty but the rest of it has to be supplied through daily food consumption. There is no one food that can straight away supply all essential Amino Acids therefore it is important to get protein from different sources. Here eating balanced diet has always been the mantra for a healthy body & mind.
Functions of Protein
- It acts as an antibody and helps in protecting body against foreign particles. It binds to harmful viruses and bacteria thereby neutralizing their effect.
- It helps in transporting atoms within the cells and also in the entire body.
- As an enzyme it increases the rate of reaction and helps in formation of new molecules.
- Protein is part of living cell. All tissues, organs including skin, hair & nails are made of proteins. Digestive system & immune system too depend on protein to function efficiently.
Daily Intake of Protein:
If your body weight is 65 kg then your daily protein intake should be: 65kg x .8= 52gms.
Appropriate Daily protein intake= Your Body Weight x .8
Four ounces (113 grams) of moong sprouts supplies 3.5 grams of proteins.
Moong Sprouts are also a good source of Vitamin C and minerals such as iron & potassium. Vitamin C is an amazing antioxidant that battles off free radicals, providing protection from cancer. Sprouts are also easy to digest as the enzyme concentration increases due to sprouting. Even though moong sprouts contain less protein than eggs yet they are better wellspring of proteins as day by day consumption of animal products such as eggs, fish & meat leads to intemperate intake of calories furthermore a lot of cholesterol percentage can be harmful as it increases the risk of heart diseases.
**Make sure to eat them quickly, if stored longer it will lose all the vital supplements. Wash thoroughly before you eat & combine them with other pasta salads, vegetables or simply fry them to make them delicious, so that you never get bored with it and also get a balanced intake of all essential nutrients.