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Protein-Rich Pulses For A Balanced Diet

Besides protein, pulses are also rich in carbohydrates, vitamins, phosphorus and minerals. These nutrients are enough to ensure that you remain healthy.
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  • Anupam Dabral
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Published -23 Jul 2018, 18:02 ISTUpdated -12 Sep 2018, 16:30 IST
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Rich in protein, pulses have always been a part of a balanced vegetarian diet. They not only just improve one’s palate but also help improve one’s digestion. Besides protein, pulses are also rich in carbohydrates, vitamins, phosphorus and minerals. These nutrients are enough to ensure that you remain healthy. There are a few pulses which are great for women and to know more we got in touch with Fortis Hospital’s dietician Dr. Simran Saini –

Pigeon Pea Or Toor Dal, Also Known As Arhar Dal 

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It is loaded with proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Besides being loaded with a number of nutrients, it is cholesterol free and rich in fiber. Arhar is also rich in folic acid which is a great source of vitamins and is highly beneficial for pregnant women.

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Green gram Or Moong Dal 

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As compared to other pulses, the green gram is highly beneficial to one’s health. Besides being loaded with calcium, iron, protein, and carbohydrates, it is easy to digest and keeps one’s body cool.

Brown Lentils Or Masoor Dal 

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Whether you are suffering from diarrhea or indigestion, you can consume brown lentils for a number of health issues. In case one is suffering from iron deficiency, brown lentils can be great. It is also recommended for pregnant women.

Chana Dal 

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Loaded with carbohydrates, zinc, protein, calcium, and fiber, chana dal is a must have in a number of deficiencies. Besides these, chana dal also has polyunsaturated fat which includes omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids essential for brain function and cell growth. In case you suffer from anemia or jaundice, you need to include it in your diet.

 

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