Dals and Its Importance

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Dals are very commonly used in the Indian diet. It is hard to find an Indian household that does not stock up different types dals. As dals have to prepare on a daily basis, we need to have a lot of dals on board to maintain the variety. Dals have many nutritional values.

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Types of Dals and Their Health Benefits

Dals are very commonly used in the Indian diet. It is hard to find an Indian household that does not stock up different types dals. As dals have to prepare on a daily basis, we need to have a lot of dals on board to maintain the variety. Dals have many nutritional values.

Types of Dals

Chana Dal Masoor Dal Urad Dal Toor Dal Green Moong Dal Lobiya Dal Soya Dal

Chana dal Chana dal is one of the richest vegan source of dietary proteins. It is also rich in trace minerals like copper, manganese etc. Having this dal helps keep diabetes at bay. Chana dal is high in fiber and helps to lower cholesterol. It also has a very low hypoglycemic index, which is important for those with diabetes. It is low in fat and most of it is polyunsaturated.

Masoor Dal Masoor dal is very good for people suffering from bile reflux, and it also improves the blood circulation in the body. Masoor Dal contain high levels of protein, including essential amino acids isoleucine and lysine and are an essential source of inexpensive protein diet. It also contains fiber, folate, vitamin B1 and minerals. It helps to lower the cholesterol and helps in managing blood sugar levels sinc their high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising rapidly after a meal. They are good source of potassium and iron.

Urad Dal If its proteins you want from your meal, then opt for urad dal. This dal is one of the richest sources of proteins and Vitamin B. Anti inflammatory properties Anti-Aging Improves Digestion Action on male reproductive system Energy Booster

Toor Dal Toor dal is one of the most popular dals eaten in India. This dal has immense amounts of complex dietary fibres that helps to regularise bowel movements. It provides many of the nutrients your body needs, such as protein, fat, fiber and carbohydrates. It is very nice source of protein in Indian Cooking specially Vegetarian. It also has a good amount of iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium and B vitamins. It is high in dietary fibre, low in saturated fat, and cholesterol free.

Green Moong Dal This is basically the green coloured moong dal that is not as common as the split variety. This type of dal has ample reserves of calcium and very little calories. This variety of pulses is good for your bones. Helps control blood pressure Good source of iron Protects from skin cancer Helps you lose weight

Lobiya Dal Lobiya dal or black eyed peas are rich in proteins and rich in an important trace mineral zinc. There are very few vegan sources of zinc that is essential for men. Good for pregnant women: Iron, protein and folateare the key nutrients whose requirement increases substantially during pregnancy. Great for diabetics Keeps cholesterol levels in check:

Soya Dal Soyabean dal is a new addition to the long list of dals. It contains high amounts of protein and essential Vitamin D for your bones. Low in fat with no cholesterol Contains essential heart friendly omega-3 fats An excellent source of fiber Is a good source of enriched Calcium and Vitamin B12 Is a complete protein, containing all the amino acids essential to human nutrition