Another Reason Why Vegetarian Proteins Alone, Are OK
And some interesting protein banter for nutritional inspo into the world of mung beans….baby.
Forget your traditional lentils and Quinoa (both so delicious) it’s the rise of the Mung Bean baby!
Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, coming to the realisation you could not kill an animal yourself, or perhaps you are on a “journey” feeling emotionally lighter and hence, not wanting to eat the heavy energy of dead animal flesh- or like many of us living in this slow squeeze of planned inflation, you may simply need to tighten the budget- this recipe is for you
We all know protein is essential for our body to function, the amino acids of protein form enzymes, neurotransmitters, hormones, antibodies, literally new tissue, skin, muscles, tendons, cartilage and nails- what can’t a protein do! I mean it even converts into glucose if we eat too much of it.
Did you know, the 22 amino acids found in what are considered the “first class” proteins of meat, eggs and fish are also found in plants?! Of course, you did, you just need some inspo on what or how to cook said plants!!
There are two main groups of amino acids “essential” which we must derive from the food eat, and “non-essential’- these amino acids our body can make itself.
1/Grains (pseudo of course- quinoa etc)
2/Legumes (beans peas and lentils)
All 4 of these vegetarian protein sources above contain various and different amino acids- as long as you get three of those four into each day, you have consumed all the essential amino acids! And let’s face it, if you miss a day of not ALL the amino acids, you will indeed live, and live well, probably also pooping a whole lot more thanks to all that extra fibre such as the glorious resistant starch within legumes, promoting the growth of healthy gut bacteria within our digestive tract.
We can talk about Lectins & Oxalates some other time
Bring back the peace love and mung beans baby.
Mung beans are sprouted and voila! You have crunchy bean sprouts, the ones you love to put in your Vietnamese Pho and many other delicious Asian soups. –
Rich in vitamins and minerals- especially huge in B9- Folate, important for DNA synthesis, cell and tissue growth, hormonal balance and cognitive function. Mung beans lest not be forgot!
Also having antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, mung beans can help immunity, fighting harmful bacteria, viruses and colds, and again.
Mung beans baby! Give them a go.