Yellow mung dal, high in protein and fibers, is considered healthier than other beans and legumes because it doesn’t produce any gas in the intestines. These are the only lentils that are defined as vata-balancing in Ayurveda. The yellow mung beans have an astringent quality, which helps them remove toxins from the body. The basmati rice, which provides ample carbohydrates, is easier to digest because the husk is milled off.” To read the full essay, please click here.