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Kala Chana: Nutrition and Health Benefits

by Rashi S. Blogger

Kala chana is popular and one of the primary staples in Indian kitchens. Owing to its rich nutritional value, it finds a place in most diet plans, be it for weight loss or muscle gain.

The blog covers information on nutrition in Kala chana and the health benefits of making it a part of your diet. Read on!

Nutrition in Kala Chana

Here is what you get in a cup of kala chana:

·         Calories: 210

·         Protein: 10.7 grams

·         Carbs: 35 grams

·         Dietary fibers: 9.6 grams

·         Fat: 3.8 grams

·         Sugar: 6 grams

Besides being a rich source of macronutrients, kala chana is a great source of essential vitamins like B6, C, thiamine, riboflavin, folate, niacin, and minerals like iron, copper, manganese, sodium, and phosphorous.

Health Benefits of Kala Chana

Lowers Cholesterol

As kala chana is high on dietary fibers, it averts bile acids to get absorbed in the body. Consequently, it reduces the overall triglycerides and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. Several studies have shown that the quantity of soluble fibers in kala chana is more effective and superior than other legumes.

Improves Haemoglobin Levels

Being a rich source of iron, kala chana must be added in the diet plans of people having anemia. It significantly improves the hemoglobin levels which carries oxygen to other parts of the body. For its iron-rich property, it is also recommended to be added in the diet of lactating and pregnant women in limited quantities.

Improves Digestion

An adequate presence of dietary fibers in kala chana makes it a great item to be added in the diet. Its fibers improve digestion and ease constipation. A handful of overnight soaked kala chana can be taken in the morning to keep various digestive issues at bay.

Stimulates Weight Loss

Again, its soluble fibres give the feeling of satiety and keep your fuller for longer. Having kala chana helps you avoid hunger pangs and aids in weight loss. Since calories in black chana are not high, it is included in most weight loss diet plans.

Besides the aforementioned benefits of kala chana, it is an excellent source of plant-based protein. So, owing to the rich value of protein in chana, it is also consumed for gaining lean muscle mass.


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