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My husband likes Dhal (also called lentils in English) curry so he eats it every day for lunch and dinner.

I cook it as a curry sometimes using water or a little bit of coconut milk.

I understand that eating too much of one food type may not be good but , I would like to know if eating dhal everyday has any adverse effect on the health.

A friend told me eating too much dhal is not good.

Thank you

I don't know of any specific effects of eating too much of this one food.
The danger is, when he eats this twice a day, he's not eating other foods that contribute other nutrients.
His diet would be more balanced if he ate something else as a substitute a few times a week.


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