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Not only does eating chana dal help in weight loss, but it is also a good source of nutrients for diabetics as the grain’s high fibre content helps release glucose into the bloodstream and regulates blood sugar levels.
Also, are you worried about excessive hair fall and hair damage? Chana dal is rich in folic acid which nourishes the scalp and strengthens the roots of your hair preventing hair fall.
“30 grams which are 2 tablespoons of chana dal will give you 6 to 7 grams of protein,” says Nmami Agarwal, talking about this healthy superfood. It is also an essential grain to include in your diet to boost your immunity and protect your body from illnesses.
In the video, Nmami lists out four ways through which you can incorporate chana dal in your diet:
This is a healthy and nutritious breakfast option made using chana dal. Soak the grain overnight and blend it into a smooth pancake batter by adding ingredients of your choice.
Another quick and easy snack, hummus can be eaten with anything and everything. Made with chana dal, it adds to your daily fibre intake as well as protein. It is a low-calorie snack that aids weight loss.
If you are looking for a filling evening meal, chana dal soup is the answer. It is light but extremely filling. Another great way to get your daily dose of protein.
Move over paneer and egg bhurji. Chana dal bhurji made with soya granules and capsicum contains the same amount of protein as egg or paneer does. It carries fewer fats and calories than eggs and paneer. This bhurji can be eaten as a roll in a roti or paratha or be turned into a sandwich as well.
Inclusion of fiber-rich foods in your diet can greatly contribute to weight loss. Daal Chana is rich in both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber facilitates the excretion of bile and ferries by forming a gel like substance in the digestive tract whereas insoluble fiber prevents constipation and other digestive disorders. Moreover, fiber fills up your stomach, making you feel satiated for longer and curbs hunger cravings. Drinking water boiled with chickpeas helps in reducing appetite. Thus, consuming legumes like Daal Chana can be more effective in weight loss than simply cutting calories.
Daal Chana contain a unique combination of antioxidants, anthocyanins, delphindin, cyanidin and petunidin as well as phytonutrients and ALA that maintain the health of blood vessels and prevent oxidative stress, thereby reducing the risk of heart disease. Daal Chana contain considerable amounts of folate and magnesium. Folate lowers the homocysteine levels thus minimizing the risk of narrowing of arteries by plaque formation, blood clots, heart attacks and strokes.
The soluble fiber in Daal Chana binds the bile acids and prevents them from being absorbed by the body, thus reducing cholesterol levels. Daily consumption of around ¾ cup of Daal Chana helps to decrease LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol triglycerides. Moreover, the dietary fiber of black chick peas is superior to that found in other foods.
The soluble fiber in Daal Chana controls the absorption and release of blood sugar. Moreover, Daal Chana have low glycemic index of 28 to 32 which means that the carbohydrate in them is broken down and digested slowly. This aids in weight loss by controlling appetite. The low GI causes blood sugar to rise moderately and slowly leading to lower blood sugar levels. Consuming ½ a cup of Daal Chana a day is effective in controlling blood sugar in just a week.
As already stated, the carbohydrates in legumes such as Daal Chana are digested slowly, thus reducing the blood sugar levels. This contributes to insulin resistance, thereby reducing the risk of getting type-2 diabetes.
Being a rich source of iron, Daal Chana can prevent anemia and boost your energy levels. This is particularly beneficial for pregnant or lactating women as well as growing children. Iron plays an important role in the formation of hemoglobin by transporting oxygen from the lungs to all body cells and is an important component of enzyme systems for energy production and metabolism.
Daal Chana are an alternative source of protein for vegetarians as these legumes in combination with whole grain or whole wheat protein, provide significant amounts of protein which are comparable to that of meat and dairy as well as devoid of high calories or saturated fats.
The phytonutrients called saponins act as antioxidants to reduce the risk of breast cancer, prevent osteoporosis and minimize hot flushes in post-menopausal women. Eating roasted Chanay mixed with brown sugar and desi ghee helps in curing leucorrhea. Drinking water boiled with Chanay can prevent miscarriage.
The soluble fiber contained in Daal Chana reaches the colon where it is broken down by the bacteria into short chain fatty acids which are absorbed by the colon cells and used for energy. This enables the colon cells to stay healthy and reduces the risk of cancer, particularly colon cancer.
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