Every year on February 10, 'World Pulse Day' is celebrated, its purpose is to increase awareness about pulses, it was started in 2019 by the United Nations General Assembly. Lentils are edible seeds, which are also called legumes. You must be eating it with roti or rice in your daily diet, but do you know why it is essential for our body, let's take a look at the benefits of pulses.
Benefits of eating lentils
1. Body gets strength
Most of us are aware that lentils are a rich source of protein, so it is an important diet for vegetarians as they cannot eat meat, fish, and eggs. Due to protein, muscles, and bones get strengthened, due to which our body becomes strong.
2. Beneficial for the stomach
Pulses are rich in protein, fiber, micronutrients, and antioxidants, which provide nutrition to the intestines, and do not cause problems in digestion, thus providing relief from constipation, indigestion, and acidity.
3. Helpful in weight loss
Fiber, protein, and complex carbohydrates are found in pulses, which gives it the status of a superfood. With this, the body gets the required amount of starch and the burning of this energy slows down. In such a situation, it helps a lot in controlling hunger, then you start reducing food and then gradually the weight decreases.
4. Beneficial for the heart
Rajma, peas, Kabuli chana, and moong dal must be included in the daily diet. Regular consumption of this reduces the amount of bad cholesterol in the veins, which reduces the risk of heart disease to a great extent.