Why is dahl so good?
Why is dahl so good?
Dahl is a term used in the Indian subcontinent for split or dried pulses. It is one of the most important staple diets in Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Nepalese and Bangladeshi cuisines. Dahls can be eaten with just about anything – rice, flatbreads, rotis or simply one their own! Lately, dahl has become popular in other parts of the world as well, with many adopting it as a daily part of their diet. Dahl is known for its wide range of nutrients and health benefits, making it a great choice for everyone!
So, what is dahl?
Lentils or dahl are seeds, or pulses, that come from the legume family. They usually consist of two halves that come with a husk. You can consume lentils with or without the husk. Some of the most popular forms of lentils that are consumed today include red lentils, black lentils, mung beans, yellow split dahl, kidney beans, and soya beans – just to name a few. Lentils date back around 9,000 years and are one of the oldest sources of food.
Health benefits of eating dahl
Here’s why you should be adding dahl to your daily diet.
If you’re looking to cook up healthy meals the whole family can enjoy, then dahl should be on your menu. And guess what? It’s vegan-friendly too! Here are some of the amazing benefits of eating organic dahl.
Are you looking to reduce your cholesterol levels? Try out our organic dahl mix cooked with healthy organic spices and watch your cholesterol levels drop. Lentils contain soluble fiber, and hence reduce the risk of stroke and other heart conditions.
Keeps your heart healthy
Studies have shown that eating foods high in fiber can keep your heart healthy. Lentils are a source of magnesium and folate which contribute to heart health.
The insoluble dietary fiber that is found in dahl helps to prevent digestive disorders and constipation as well.
Dahls are high in protein, making them a great choice for vegetarians. Maintaining a balanced diet with a good amount of protein is important for all of us. Vegetarians who lack protein in their regular diet can consider making dahl a daily staple to increase their protein intake.
Stabilises blood sugar
Lentils are also known to stabilise your blood sugar levels and are good for people with diabetes. Since the soluble fiber that’s found in dahl traps carbohydrates and leads to slow digestion, it can contribute to stabilising blood sugar levels.
Dahls are low in calories and contain almost no fat. However, lentils contain nutrients like fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals, which are good for your health. Also, lentils can keep you full and satisfied for longer. This can assist in helping you to avoid eating non-healthy foods, and can result in slow and sustainable weight loss.
Lentils increase your energy levels due to their fiber, carbohydrates, and iron. They also boost your metabolism, which helps with weight loss.
Eating gluten-free certified organic dahls is the best way to go about maximising all these great benefits and Love My Earth make easy for you with our Indian masala dahl mix.