Today we are going to talk about Kala Chana, Health benefits, and side effects. Also tried to answer some of most frequently asked question on the internet
Calories 360 kcal
Fat 06 grams
Cholesterol 0 Gram
Sodium 24 mg
Potassium 875 mg
Carbohydrates 61 gram
Dietary Fiber 17 gram
Sugar 11 gram
Protein 18 Gram
Iron 03 Mg
So now You all know the nutrition of Kala Chana, then I think you also have some idea what it can do in our body, let’s have some more information.
1.Rich source of vegetarian protein
As I also mentioned in my previous articles that there are very fewer sources of protein if you are a vegetarian, black chana is one of them. All protein sources available for vegetarians have some other nutritions they are not a lean source of protein, this is also one of them. Some people recommend soya as the best protein for vegetarians but we can talk about this in a separate article.
2.Very good for weight balance
There very few Healthy foods that can help you in both weight loss and weight gain and this can do both for you. You can simply take soaked Chana with milk for weight gain or you can also take it with soya at breakfast time for weight gain. For weight loss take some soaked or Sprouted chickpeas with Lemon juice you add chopped onion and tomatoes also.
3. Good for digestive System
It has a very good quantity of dietary fiber which makes it good for the digestive system and the same thing will make it bad for your digestive system. it can cause indigestion, acidity, and constipation if your digestion system is not good, Here the point came if it causes indigestion and acidity then how could it be good for digestion. So for this, you have to change the way to take it, like you can take cooked simply take soaked Chana and cooked it in a pressure cooker with a minimum spice ( Comment me if you want me to upload recipe ) and have it without any worry. You can take Roasted Kala Chana Flour ( Sattu) As morning Drink it makes your digestion system strong. And if your Digestion system is good then take it Raw.
4. Sprout Or Soaked
Both are good but in different conditions, as I mentioned before a person with a weak digestion system cannot be recommended to have Soaked Black Chana and when we are talking about sprouts they more are heavy to digest in another hand they are richer in nutrition, Sprouting is like charging the stored energy which a plant was taken from all around and store it for its reproduction and the sprout is the peak point of its charging after this the newborn have to survive by its own. So a person who has a good digestive system and doing physical activity can take Sprouts otherwise you can take it cooked.
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5. Keeps you, Full
It has a good amount of fiber and protein and also other nutritions. Taking chickpeas as breakfast can keep you full for a day-long and control your appetite which can help you to stay away from junk foods.
6. Make your heart Strong.
High fiber Potassium, Vitamin –C, And vitamin B6 Content all support for heart health. Chickpeas contain a significant amount of fiber which lower the total amount of cholesterol in the blood which decreases the chance of heart disease.
7.Control blood sugar level
Chickpeas have a low GI also a great source of fiber and protein all properties that support healthy blood sugar level because fiber slows carve absorption which promotes a steady rise on blood sugar level rather than a spike.
8. Inexpensive and easily available
Kala chana is always available around us at an affordable cost and it can be used in any form like breakfast, lunch, Dinner, or Snacks between the main meal. In India Chickpeas are very widely used I think that is the 1 thing which can unite all Indian cousins it’s in Gujrati Dhokla, Rajasthani Namkeens, Bihari Pakora, South Indian non-veg pakoras, Bengali Begin, And most important Mumbai’s vada pav.
By the way, all of this is not healthy especially fried ones. My personal favorite is dhokla and Roasted chana it has a specialty that its self-life can easily store up 60 days in an airtight container and a healthy munching option is always with you. Ok, let’s move to the next point.
9. Good Source Iron
One of the cheapest sources of iron in 100 Gram there 03 mg of iron available which is 20% of human’s daily need, with other important nutritions is help to produce more red blood cells and may prevent you from anemia.
10. Side effects
Kala Chana can be harmful to the person suffering from Arthritis also not advised to the person suffering from kidney stones. We have already discussed that it is not good for a person with a low digestion power. If you have already started eating Chickpeas, and you feeling bloated, acidity, indigestion, you immediately stop having it, and if the problem continues its time to meet your Doctor. Indigestion is the cause of fiber, fiber helps your digestion if it is in the right quantity if you start eating extra fiber it can cause problems. In a simple way, the work of fiber is to dissolve with other food and help them to digest along with but if you eat an excessive amount of fiber it put extra load on your digestive system. So be in limit be safe to be healthy.
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