Roti or chapati is an inalienable part of Indian diet

Is it healthy to eat chapati every day?

01/8How healthy is roti?

From The Times Of India

Roti or chapati is an inalienable part of Indian diet. Made with whole wheat, it is healthy and can be paired with anything from curries and dry vegetables to dals and meats. It has a myriad list of health benefits to offer and is enriched with nutrients such as vitamin (B1, B2, B3, B6, and B9), iron, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium. A plain roti is an excellent source of soluble fibre, which helps lower blood cholesterol levels, prevents constipation and helps keep our digestive system healthy. Loaded with complex carbohydrates that give you sustained energy and it can keep you satiated for hours. They are made without any oil and are generally very healthy.

02/8Nutritional value

A small chapati has 70 calories, 3 grams of protein, 0.4 grams of fat and 15 gms of energy-giving carbohydrates.

03/8Power packed with energy

Chapatis are an excellent source of carbohydrates that can provide you with ample amount of energy and also keep you full for long. They are not only known to energize you but also boost your mood.

04/8Good for your skin

With the goodness of zinc and other minerals, eating chapati everyday can do wonders to your skin. Sounds unbelievable? But its true!

05/8Helps in digestion

Chapati is an excellent source of soluble fibre that can be easily digested so it is better to eat a roti instead of rice.

06/8Packed with nutrients

Chapati is prepared with unleavened flour and therefore is a powerhouse of nutrients. A roti can provide your body with various vitamins and minerals such as Vitamins B, E, and minerals like copper, zinc, iodine, manganese, silicon, potassium, calcium and other mineral salts.

07/8Calorie friendly

When no oil or butter is added, chapatis contain lesser amount of calories as compared to other foods. It is the best food for a weight loss diet.

08/8How to make roti healthier?

– To add some health benefits, you can chop up cooked vegetables like beans, carrot, spinach and mix them with the dough.

– The only way roti can become less fattening don’t use ghee or oil.

– Use whole wheat flour instead of refined wheat.

– Adding ragi, soya bean flour, chickpea flour, pearl millet and bulgar wheat flour to the wheat flour fortifies the flour and makes chapatis more nutritious.

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