Home remedies using different types of dal
Bonny Shah

Bonny Shah
27 March 2020

This article is authored by Bonny Shah. Bonny is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Diabetes Educator.

The humble dal is a part of most meals in India. It is versatile enough to feature on its own and it blends well with other foods at the same time. These lentils not only have immense nutritional value, but at the same time, they also act as a catalyst for many home remedies.

An integral part of the Indian kitchen, dals are always handy and easily available at home. Along with adding nutrients in your meals, all kinds of dal have some additional benefit which can help tackle common concerns and ailments.

Different Type of Dal

Manage Blood Pressure with Moong Dal

Managing hypertension can get tricky. Lifestyle and food choices play an important role in controlling blood pressure. Including moong dal in your diet is an excellent choice as it can contribute towards managing blood pressure. It contains high amount of potassium, which can be beneficial in hypertension management.

Add vitamins to your diet with Chana Dal

Vitamin deficiency can cause serious conditions which can lead to long-term health concerns. Chana dal is a rich source of B-complex vitamins such as B1, B2, B3, and B9 which in turn helps you in boosting metabolism. This dal can also prove to be effective for weight management, if included in the diet regularly.

Maintain Blood Sugar Levels with Toor Dal

If you are pre-diabetic, toor dal can be a good addition to your diet. According to USDA, a 1/4 cup serving of toor dal gives 8 grams of protein, 22 gms of carbs and 6 gms of fibre. Toor dal can help you meet your fibre needs, thus helping you lower your risk of Type-2 diabetes.

Dal Types

Get Beautiful Hair with Urad Dal

Urad dal is an impressive source of protein, as well as iron, magnesium, folic acid and potassium. These nutrients can helps manage hair fall, dandruff, frizzy hair as well as repairs dry, brittle hair. Mix urad dal paste with some curd and apply it for 30 minutes on the hair. This can help in fighting dull and dry hair.

Find Flawless Skin with Masoor Dal

From sun protection to getting rid of acne, the masoor dal can help you keep your skin healthy. It is a good source of protein, amino acids, potassium, iron, fibre, and vitamin B1. Masoor dal mixed with raw milk can be used to exfoliate the skin, tighten the pores, brighten your skin and remove tan. This mask will cleanse the skin, soften it, nourish it and make it oil-free.

Natural or home remedies can surely have a positive impact on your health. If you are using these dals as home remedies, make sure that you use pure products to avail of these benefits. You can try using Tata Sampann dals and pulses which are unpolished and have their nutritional value intact.



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