What is this I Hear About Bean Soup?

Through the course of my reading and research, I came across some interesting information about different foods and how they can help cure acne. We all know that food plays an important part in our overall health and well-being, and as a result there is almost an overwhelming amount of information about how the food we eat can either contribute to acne or help prevent it.

I skimmed through websites and articles relating to acne for hours. Honestly, I was not expecting to learn anything that new during my search, but to my surprise I did find some interesting information about beans. I learned that beans have been long known to naturally fight acne. What a great discovery!

I have been trying to focus more on cooking healthy meals and keeping healthy snacks in the house, but finding natural foods that everyone will like can be difficult. I haven’t really made many meals that contain beans, mostly because I just haven’t thought about it. Learning that beans can have a strong effect on acne sparked my interest. I became hopeful that once again the beans are the answer we have been looking for.

After trolling through loads of recipes, I have decided on Green Mung Bean Soup as it has quite a reputation for its healing properties in Chinese medicine, including treating acne. It is said to be a remedy for acne, rashes and other skin problems because the mung beans are thought to help cool the body of the heat inflammations that contribute to acne and other skin problems. The great part about this soup is that it is so easy and inexpensive to make. I can make it in large quantities to store for lunch and snacks later in the week. Here is the recipe that I am going to try for Green Mung Bean Soup:


  • A package of Green Mung Beans
  • Water
  • Rock sugar


  • Wash the beans in cool water.
  • Place the beans in a pot of water and cover with a lid.
  • Bring the water to a boil then reduce the heat to allow the beans to simmer.
  • Place rock sugar in the boiling water.
  • Allow the beans to simmer for 60-80 minutes.
  • The beans should be soft and fluffy and should have expanded out of their skin.  You can add more water if necessary during the simmering process.
  • The soup can be served hot or cold and more sugar can be added to taste.

How easy is that!


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