There is no indian traditional meal complete without a Dal. We eat or rather consume pulses(dal) on a daily basis. Sometimes with rice (Bhaat) or with a chapati (Roti). Pulses are a good source of carbohydrates and proteins. Specially, those vegetarians who are trying to shed some kilos must opt for dal to reach their weight loss goal. Also See: Weight Loss by Green Tea: know when to consume this beverage(Opens in a new browser tab)
Pulses ae also considered Nutritious food and are associated with an array of health benefits. They help in regulating your blood sugar levels. Pulses also help in boosting your energy levels. That’s not all, pulses also (believe it or not) help in reducing the cholesterol levels in our bodies. Well not all pulses do all that, however, they are particularly beneficial for the purpose of weight loss. Also read:
The most beneficial Pulses or dal if your goal is to reduce weight, is Moong Dal or green gram. Well, there are mainly three types of Moong dal, all of types are good for your health. The best part of Moong dal is that you can consume this dal either by sprouting or in cooked form.
Why is Moong Dal Best for Weight Loss?
The answer is that the Moong Dal is packed with:
Moong dal also contains fibers. Fibers play a major role in keeping you satiated, and it also prevents you from overeating. Its protein content helps in muscle building and keeping your bones stronger. You should know that Dal and rice together make a perfect meal as they contain all amino acids and are also a good source of complete protein. Moreover, Moong Dal is good for digestion. Notably, constipation is one of the reasons behind weight gain.
So in conclusion Best Dal for Weight Loss is Green Gram or Moong Dal. Do let me know your experience in the comments section below.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.