Protein is the fuel that your body requires to keep performing all physiological functions optimally. It is vital to your health. There are at least 10,000 proteins at work in your body. And they constantly need to be refueled. Protein is an important component of every cell in our body. Hair and nails are mostly made of protein. Our body uses protein to build and repair tissues. It also uses protein to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.
The amount of protein you need in your diet depends on your weight, age and health. As a rough guide, the recommended dietary intake (RDI) for protein (measured in grams per kilogram of bodyweight) is :
0.75 g/kg for adult women
0.84 g/kg for adult men
Around 1 g/kg for pregnant and breastfeeding women, and for men and women over 70 years.
Pulses are the best natural source of protein, dietary fibre and carbohydrates. The protein content of pulses is about 20% to 25% about twice as much as that of cereals, making them the most economical source of proteins. The protein content in pulses is also easily digestible. Pulses are reputed to lower blood cholesterol and help diabetics by reducing post meal rise in blood sugar. They are also an important source of iron and vitamin B in a vegetarian or vegan diet. Pulses are typically low in fat, contain no cholesterol, and are high in folate, potassium, iron and magnesium.
Farmers in India have been growing pulses since millennia. Even a thousand years ago, 'balanced food' consisted of pulses, besides cereals, vegetables and fruits, and milk products. An added advantage of pulses is that they are easy to store and can be kept over a long period of time.
As pulses are the best natural source of protein, we ensure that the inherent qualities and the nutritional value of Dals are never compromised. Angur dals are fully rich with the power of protein to boost the functionality of your body.