Keeping weight down is harder for some people than it is for others. There are a lot of reasons why people gain weight, and it’s not just a matter of having a good exercise routine. Metabolism is the function that turns fuel into energy, and sometimes metabolism is hindered, slowed down, or overloaded. Various reasons include:
- Hormonal Imbalance
- Excessive Eating
- Debilitating Injuries
- Stress and Anxiety
Adding Black Gram (Vigna mungo L.) to you weekly meal plan can help your body prevent and overcome many of the weight-gain culprits, and help you get your life back on track!
The Big Picture
So many areas and functions of the body are interconnected and depend upon each other for smooth operation. Hormones, for instance are affected by stress, medications, and diet. Hormonal imbalance can in turn cause fatigue, weight gain, and even more stress. Deficiencies of minerals can weaken the body and make it more susceptible to injury, etc.
Simply stated, eating a healthy balanced diet can prevent a lot of trouble and keep your metabolism right where it needs to be, and that’s where Black Gram can be your best friend!
The high-fiber content of Black Gram is involved in sustaining almost 70% of the immune system! That’s right, by keeping your digestive system clean and healthy, fiber can prevent a host of illnesses. Fiber also plays a more direct role in weight prevention by helping your system reject excess glucose that would potentially be stored as body fat; and it helps energy be released slower over a longer period of time to give lasting energy.
This important nutrient not only helps you feel full faster and longer (reduces the urge for unhealthy snacking), but it also helps you build muscle during your aerobic or strength training workouts! The cool thing about muscles is that they also burn energy even when they’re not being used, which will help prevent or reduce body fat.
Minerals and Microminerals
There are quite a few minerals in Black Gram that do important jobs like helping us manage stress better, help us sleep more soundly, and improve the function of our nerves and muscles. Few foods can provide the amount of blood-enriching iron found in Black Gram.
The Lean Bean
All of these features of Black Gram work together to help keep metabolism strong and chase excess weight away. Try adding this ancient superfood to your dinner table and see how much it can improve your over-all wellness! Check out some of the recipes on our website, or experiment by it as a substitute for other lentil recipes!
Feel free to contact us with any other questions about the health benefits of Black Gram, and how you can get your hands on it!