Sprouts salad for gut health

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How This Helps

Sprouts are the germinated seeds of legumes or pulses. They are unprocessed and on sprouting the seeds, the protein quality, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, thiamin, niacin, and folate content is enhanced. They are an excellent source of soluble fiber that helps lower bad cholesterol and keeps your stomach full thus not allowing you to binge eat. It is a great source of vegetarian protein that has also shown to have effects on lowering hypertension.


Calories – 208 kcal;Protein – 12.9g;Carbohydrates – 37g;Fat – 9g ;Total Dietary Fiber – 9.8g
Key Ingredients:
Green gram sprouts
Moong or green gram sprouts salad is a quick nutritious protein-rich Indian-style salad. It is generally had alongside a main course dish or as an evening snack. The recipe given in this blog is a tasty one.

Science and Research

Sprouted moong is known to help lower high cholesterol levels
and prevent heart disease. A review published in the Journal of Human
and Experimental Toxicology has proven the cholesterol-lowering effect
of moong sprouts by inhibiting bad cholesterol from getting clogged in
the blood vessels.
The antioxidants present in moong regulate cholesterol levels by eliminating its harmful radicals thus withdrawing
the risk of inflammation on the blood vessels and protecting the heart.
Another review from the Chemistry Central Journal showed evidence of anti-hypertensive effects of moong. The enhanced protein quality of
sprouts is known to lower the systolic blood pressure.
  • http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3899625/
  • http://ccj.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/1752-153X-8-4
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