Kichadi is rich in Protein, Calcium, and Iron. Mung Beans are a good source for dietary fiber, protein, Vitamin C, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Potassium. A secret blend of spices adds the balanced basic elements: Earth and Water for increasing energy and immunity, Fire for stimulating digestive enzymes, and Air and Ether which aid in detoxification.
Freshly cooked Kitchadi, eaten with 1 teaspoon of pure Ghee (clarified Butter) provides the right amounts of macronutrients – complex carbs, Protein, and Fat. It builds good tissues, thereby building our immune system. Mung beans are easy to digest, so in many digestive problems, Kichadi is a good staple. In Ayurvedic detox therapy – Kichadi is the only food that is recommended.
You will feel content and satisfied when you eat freshly cooked Kichadi.
In fact, Kichadi may well be the most perfect therapeutic recipe of all because it detoxifies the entire system while kindling the body’s digestive fires called ‘agni.’ Unlike other fasts or restricted diets, following an exclusive diet of Kichadi with the addition of some steamed seasonal vegetables and fresh fruits and perhaps a few tablespoons of yogurt mid-day, supplies all the bodies’ nutritional needs and will cause no nutritional deficiencies.
Kichadi and weight loss
An exclusive diet of Kichadi for at least one to several weeks is the safest and best way to lose unwanted pounds. Talk to your Ayurvedic Practitioner for best results. There are many Kichadi recipes available online and through your Ayurvedic health practitioner.