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Pulses-Muesli, Oats, Jowar

Updated on February 25, 2016

The previous week we discussed vegetables and fruits, this week we will be dealing with pulses, its types, and benefits. Every day we will be talking about three different types of pulses.

Muesli: It has low sugar and calories thus it makes a great snack for breakfast. It can be termed as a nutritious breakfast made out of whole oats, nuts, wheat flakes, and fruits. Compared to sugar, muesli has very less calorie content. It contains fiber which makes you feel full, improves digestion, boosts immunity and prevents disorders related to the digestive tract. If you are on a weight loss regime you can include muesli to your diet and otherwise too. Muesli contains nuts which are a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Apart from that, muesli is usually accompanied with milk which again provides protein and all the goodness of dairy products. While buying muesli, always make sure that it is unroasted, has low glycemic index, contains less dry fruits and has a mixture of healthy fats.

Oats: Oats are generally had as a breakfast or used as an ingredient in making cookies, oatcakes, and bread. Over the years, a lot of people have started including oats in their diet. The fiber content in oats is higher than any other grain. Also, oats are gluten free which makes them a right choice for those who need to lose weight. Having oats fills your tummy and also minimizes cravings for junk foods. They have cholesterol lowering properties which make oats a good meal for heart and diabetic patients.

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Jowar: Jowar is an Indian name for sorghum. It is a staple food in many rural areas. Jowar is also used to prepare different types of alcoholic beverages. It is an excellent source of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. The most common way to consume jowar is in the form of chapatis.

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