The humble Indian cuisine has plenty of protein options for vegetarians, pulses being one of the primary ones. Lentils or pulses are, undoubtedly, one element of the daily diet that is found in practically every Indian household. Apart from being one of the key sources of protein in the vegetarian diet, there are plenty of other health benefits that pulses have to offer. Be it masoor or urad, moong or arhar - all these dal varieties pack a punch and we have scientific evidence and our age-old wisdom to back it up. Recently, celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar shared a post about how pulses can be beneficial for overall health. Take a look:
In the picture that she shared, we could see a bowlful of mixed pulses and dals kept in a bowl. Rujuta Diwekar asked her followers to guess the names of all the pulses in the bowl. "Indian culture has celebrated pulses in various forms - from daily dals to special meals on Navratri as sondals and chana puri halwa. Whatever may be the North-South divide, with pulses, we are all on the same page," wrote celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar in her post.
As for the health benefits of pulses, the nutritionist revealed that pulses could benefit us in more ways than one.
Here Are Health Benefits Of Pulses Revealed By Nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar:
- Including pulses in your daily diet may help improve diet diversity, as per Diwekar. The gut bacteria in your digestive tract may also get a boost.
- Apart from amino acids or protein, pulses also contain iron, folic acid and minerals. This makes them a powerhouse of good health and a must-have daily.
- Did you know that pulses can also help in regulating Hb or haemoglobin? Rujuta Diwekar revealed that pulses may lead to an improvement in the Hb count.
- Diabetics, you should take note that pulses may also assist in regulation of blood sugar levels. Further, they promote the feeling of satiety and keep you full for longer.
- Rujuta Diwekar revealed that due to their nutritional content, pulses can prompt improvement in skin health, hair health and also help regulate moods.
So, stock up on these nutritional powerhouses and make them a part of your everyday diet! What other health benefits of pulses have you heard of? Tell us in the comments.
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