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Native food for weight loss – Horse Gram

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Here’s the bowl to shape your body fitness!!

“Exactly!  Fitness and weight loss by a magical bowl of horse gram every day!”

Horse gram a legume of the tropics and subtropics is grown largely under dry-land agriculture mainly in South India. This wholesome nutritious food rich in protein and iron should be supplemented to our diet on a regular basis. Our low-calorie native legume can be munched as much as we want.

The nutshell of benefits:

  • The richest vegetarian source of protein and dietary fiber content makes us feel full for a long duration, by encapsulating the fat molecules, thereby preventing fat absorption leading to weight loss.
  • It is also a rich source of dietary iron, calcium, carbohydrate providing sufficient energy and minerals like phosphorus, calcium, protein, magnesium, and iron.
  • The intake of horse gram during weight loss is advantageous as it has low calories decreasing the level of  bad cholesterol.
  • Phenols aids in reducing weight and lowering cholesterol levels.
  • Lipids extracted from horse gram cure peptic ulcer, reduces flatulence.The excellent diuretic property increases the elimination of water from the body and dissolves the kidney stones.
  • “ Scientists of  Indian Institute of Chemical Technology have found that unprocessed raw horse gram owns anti-hyperglycaemic properties to reduce insulin resistance”

Horse gram can be supplemented in our diet by:

  • Horse gram sprout:     Soak two fists full horse gram in water overnight.  Filter the water, boil and allow them to cool. Drink the water on empty stomach. The seeds are tied in a cloth tightly with heavy weight on it. Eat them in the evening after sprouting for 6-8 hrs. Do this habitual at least 5 times a week.
  • Horse gram rasam:   Sumptuous rasam made with horse gram stock.
  • Horse gram pongal:   Add horse gram to regular pongal recipe
  • Horse gram sundal:   Enjoy the taste and aroma of  boiled horse gram with tempering.
  • Horse gram curry :    Masala curry with boiled horse gram.

“Happy weight loss with your bowl of native food”

 

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