Chana is an important part of Indian food. Chickpeas can come in a variety of colors, such as green, brown, red, and black. This difference in gram color is due to the kind and type of gram. Any kind of gram is beneficial. However, from a health and wellness standpoint, black grams are considered more beneficial. Not only can it help you lose weight, but it can also manage diabetes.
Learn about the benefits of black grams for your overall health
1. Control blood sugar
The most important thing for people with diabetes is to control their blood sugar levels. In this case, consuming black gram is very helpful. The ICRIST (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics) study on black beans clearly acknowledges this.
In addition to the starch in black beans, a special element called amylose was found in the study, which slows the process of getting sugar from food in the blood. In addition to this, it can also increase the activity of insulin to a certain extent. Because of this, it can help control blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes.
2 Maintain Digestive Health
Consuming black grams also helps maintain digestive health. Research published in PubMed Central in NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) mentions that grams contain fiber, which can promote digestive health. Also, it simplifies the process of defecation.
3. Cancer Prevention
Black gram is also very beneficial in preventing serious diseases such as cancer. For this purpose, elements such as biocalin-A, lycopene, saponins and burettes present in black gram are considered important. Of these, burettes may primarily help prevent colorectal cancer (bowel cancer). Lycopene in black beans protects against prostate cancer (sperm adenocarcinoma in men) and biocanin-A colon cancer.
4. Keeps Heart Healthy and Lowers Cholesterol
High cholesterol is considered deadly for heart health. Black gram may also promote heart health by reducing elevated cholesterol, according to research on gram published on the NCBI website.
5. Eliminate anemia
Iron deficiency is thought to be the cause of anemia (lack of blood). Black gram, on the other hand, is considered a good source of iron. In this case, iron supplementation can alleviate the problem of anemia to a certain extent.
Now Know the Healthy Way to Eat Black Beans
Chaat is the most popular snack in India. So why not make a healthy and delicious chaat that you can also enjoy at home. Today we will make a delicious black gram tea by sprinkling potatoes, spices and lemon juice.
Delicious black chaat
Material: 1 cup black gram (soaked for 4-5 hours), 1/4 cup coriander, chopped green chillies, 1 cup chopped onion, 1 cup boiled potato chips, salt to taste, 2 tsp chaat masala, roasted cumin 1 tsp natural powder, lemon juice (as needed)
How to Make Chaat
- Wash the chickpeas and bring to a boil in fresh water.
- Remove water and cool.
- After the gram has cooled, mix all the ingredients (cilantro, onion, potatoes, peppers) in it.
- Then add all the spices to this mixture (according to your taste).
- Add the lemon juice at the end, stir well and enjoy.
You can also consume black gram this way
1. Black grams can be eaten overnight and for breakfast in the morning.
2. A morning or evening breakfast can include sprouted or soaked gram chaat.
3. The soaked gram in light oil can also be served as a snack.
4. Toasted black gram can be used as an evening snack.
5. It can also be eaten at lunch or dinner by making a juicy black gram vegetable.