Green Gram: A Superfood for Weight LossBy Prachi Priya - 25 November 2019
Moong Dal is India’s most loved Dal. Known as split yellow bean as well is a storehouse of health benefits as its loaded with anti-inflammatory properties and carry fibres that help lower cholesterol. Beside this it also has potassium, iron, phosphorous and B vitamins. Not only this, it also plays an important role in facilitating weight loss. Read on to know how
Rich in proteins
Moong bean contains 24 grams of proteins per 100 grams. Since protein takes more time to digest; it tends to make you less hungry. The dal promotes fat burning in the body too. It also makes for an excellent source of plant-based proteins. It is a well-known fact that vegetarians have a slightly tough time in scouting for protein sources, given their limitations of meat and poultry.
Raw moong bean carries only 1.2 grams of fats per 100 grams.
Rich in fibres
With 16 grams of fibre per 100 grams it delays digestion and induces the feeling of fullness in the body. When you are full for long, you tend to binge less.
Spices and Abdominal Fat Loss
In addition to the moong dal dish, the spices added also aids in weight loss. Like curcumin is an active compound in turmeric, which suppresses the inflammation that plays a role in obesity. Capsaicin in hot peppers can even help you lose total body fat.
You can try low-fat moong dal recipes at home which are perfect for a weight loss diet. Have Moong Daal Chila, Moong Dal Kiwi coconut soup, Moong dal khichdi, etc.