Saturday, June 1, 2019

Why eat Dal-Chawal or Rajma-Chawal combo?

Animal proteins are said to be complete because they provide us all the essential amino acids.

Plant-based proteins, leaving soy and quinoa, ingredients like beans, nuts and whole grains are incomplete in nature.

Legumes contain an essential amino acid called lysine, which is low in many grains.

On the other hand, whole grains provide a rich dose of methionine and cysteine, which are low in legumes, beans, peas, lentils and peanuts.

Taken together, they can complement each other and provide you your essential dose of proteins.  Dal-chawal (rice), rajma-chawal (rice) are the examples.

Dr KK Aggarwal
Padma Shri Awardee
President Elect Confederation of Medical Associations in Asia and Oceania   (CMAAO)
Group Editor-in-Chief IJCP Publications
President Heart Care Foundation of India
Past National President IMA

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