Low Fat Rice

    Rice is a staple in most of the countries especially in Asia. A staple meaning, a food that is consumed by a large portion of community as a bulk or main part of diet.     Though rice is main food of Asia, but due to vast transportation since a long period of time, it has become a predominant item in diet of many countries such as Africa, United States, etc.     China and then India are two main countries that cultivate rice in large amount. Then come, are Indonesia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Brazil, etc.     Rice is starchy food and with high glycemic index, and this why, many people avoid this nutritious food. If cooked and ate properly, especially brown rice may not cause any harm. Repeated reheating, or keeping rice in refrigerator for more than 24 hours, may lost its nutritional value.  Nutrients Present in Rice -       Before considering the nutritional value, we will have a look on the white rice and brown rice. Brown rice contains the bran and germ. It is considered as whole gra

Beans & Pulses


    Pulses and beans are easy available and cheap sources of proteins, especially for vegans. These are rich source of fibers and other nutrients also. The fibers present in pulses can help reduce blood cholesterol.

Pulses and beans serves two three times more proteins as served by cereals. beans provide essential fatty acids, though low in fats. 

What Is The Difference Between Beans & Pulses?

    Beans, pulses, legumes are always known for their protein and fibers contents. All are same with a little difference among them. Beans, should be soaked for eight hours, before cooking. They are type of legume family and found variety.

    Pulses are dried edible seeds with in the pod. Pulses include beans and peas. Pulses are good source for protein and recommended as protein diet for vegans. But these can be first choice for meat eaters too, as they are rich with fibers and other vital nutrients also.

Health Benefits Of Pulses - 

  • Pulses are good source of protein.
  • They provide a good stock of fibers.
  • The other nutrients are supplied by pulses such as iron, zinc, essential fatty acids, magnesium, folate, etc.
  • These super foods help reduce bad cholesterol and thus risk of heart disease.
  • Being rich with fibers, one serving gives you fullness feeling and thus recommended in weight loss diet.
  • In children pulses help the growth and development of their body. 
  • The protein content in the pulses help improving your immune system, thus are choice of food when to increase your immunity and also in many autoimmune diseases.
  • They are rich with probiotic fibers and thus help increase the bacterial flora of your gut. These are called good bacteria.
  • These super food contain complex carbohydrates (sugar contains simple carbohydrates) and therefore recommended for diabetic patients, as support lower blood glucose level. Similarly, they have lower glycemic index.

Some pulses Rich in Protein -

    Soya beans are excellent food that provides high quality of proteins. This protein is said to be good substitute for animal proteins. One serving provide about 25 grams of proteins.

    Similarly, green gram, Bengal gram, red gram are next to soya beans in the protein supplementation. About one serving provides 7 grams of proteins.

Dr. Nilam
M.D. Homoeopathy
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