There is a very old saying/proverb in Tamil “இளைத்தவனுக்கு எள்ளு, கொழுத்தவனுக்கு கொள்ளு” which means “Feed Sesame seed to a skinny person, Horse gram to an obese person”.
Horse gram is called Kollu (கொள்ளு) in Tamil. This use to be one of the regular ingredients in South Indian food for so many centuries; fading away slowly for pizzas and burgers. This is mainly fed as fodder to horses for it’s nutritional values. Horses and us eat the same food?. I don’t mind. Since, most men secretly desire to have few “features” of horses. he he he :) Jokes apart, I am surprised at the medicinal aspects of Horse gram and regretted that I never ate Kollu in my life. I wish I had. Here are they;
Horse gram can be used in variety of South Indian dishes as a regular dhal or mixed with regular dhal. I included the recipes in this blog to help you prepare them. Alternatively, you can use them as sprouts or as powder.
I am going to drink a glass of water mixed with two teaspoons of horse gram powder in empty stomach every morning. As usual, I will post an update to the effects of eating Kollu (Horse gram) in my next post.
Warning: Excessive consumption may increase the body heat. If you are planning to start this diet, Please consult with your physician for your medical condition before starting this diet. I would suggest two times a week. You can increase gradually as you get yourself comfortable with this diet.
Update from previous tips:
So far, we were trying to make simple lifestyle changes to maintain the ideal weight for as long as we live. I don’t prefer to lose the weight quick and gain it back. With the previous tips, I was able to lose 1.5 kg in the beginning and I hit a plateau. My weight fluctuates on a daily basis, but I average around the same weight range. The weight does not seem to shed off automatically. So, I am going to change my diet a little bit with this. Let’s see what happens.
An interesting observation from the chart is that I gain weight the second day after I had party/ate too much food. Very little data to establish this as a pattern, but interesting. If you are new to this blog, you may want to read the other tips …home > categories > health
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