Amazing benefits of 'munggo' for your kids


Posted at Dec 16 2018 03:26 PM

Parents know just how hard it is to make kids eat vegetables.

But by some miracle, mung beans (locally known as munggo) often slip past kids' vegetable defense.

That's a good thing, because mung beans are rich in nutrients that could help kids and adults alike.

According to health information site Healthline, mung beans contain a wealth of vitamins and minerals, among them folate, phosphorus, iron, potassium, and Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, and B6.

Mung beans are also among the best plant-based sources of protein, helping the body produce essential amino acids.

Antioxidants, which help neutralize free radicals, can also be found in the beans.

Because mung beans are high in fiber, it is good for digestive health.

All these contribute to a child with better health and stronger immunity.

For moms with babies, the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) lists mung beans as among the 10 best food for babies. To include this in their diet, simply mash unseasoned mung beans and enrich it with milk.

For toddlers and older kids, moms can follow this guisado monggo recipe.

Watch how a mom uses munggo for her child's growth:

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