World Pulse Day is a designated UN event to cognize the importance of pulses as a global food. Everyone is familiar with the fact that pulses are highly nutritious and contribute a lot towards a healthy diet. While many people cannot afford pulses due to the financial crisis, some are unaware of its health benefits. To increase both recognition and access to pulses, the United Nations initiated celebrating Pulses Day in 2018.
On this day, the UN encourages people to consume and donate pulses. It also urges them to create awareness about its benefits.
This Pulse Day, let’s have a look at the benefits of consuming different kinds of pulses.
Green Gram (Moong Daal)
Green grams are an amazing source of protein. They are available in various forms namely, whole, split, sprouts, with skin, and without skin. Moong Daal is also rich in amino acids, potassium, zinc, folate, magnesium, Vitamin B, and copper. It is also high in dietary fiber. It aids digestive health, blood pressure, prevents heart disease and chronic disease.
Black Gram (Urad Daal)
Black gram is also available with skin and without skin. It not only provides taste to the food but also has many health benefits. It regulates diabetes, boosts bone health, aids kidney-related issues, improves heart health, and nourishes the nervous system.
Red Lentils (Masoor Daal)
Red Lentils are a bag full of nutrients. It assists weight loss, reduces the risk of cancer, and provides nourishment to the skin. It is also rich in minerals, vitamins, and proteins. It boosts the immune system. Also, it is good for the eyes and bones.
Split Pigeon Peas (Toor Daal)
Pigeon Pea or Arhar Daal is one of the most used legumes in Indian families. It is a high-fiber and low-fat pulse. Arhar Daal prevents anemia, boosts energy, and possesses anti-inflammatory properties. It improves the growth and development of the body.
Bengal Gram (Chana Daal)
Bengal Gram is a part of the Chickpea family. It assists in improving the cognitive function of the body and also balances hormonal levels in women. The Bengal Gram also eliminates kidney and bladder stones. It even helps in controlling the blood sugar level of the patients. The pulse also helps in keeping the diet under control.
Pulses play a vital role in providing nutrients to individuals. It is an important component for the overall growth of the body. This Pulses Day, let us spread awareness about the benefits of pulses and consume them more often.
Happy Pulses Day!!!!!!!