Health Benefits of Wheat

benefits of wheat

Roti or chapatti is Indian breads that are prepared in almost all Indian houses on a regular basis. Made with whole grain especially wheat, roti is a healthy and staple Indian diet dish. There are many ways in which a chapati is prepared.

Wheat is nutritious: This whole grain is a rich source of vitamin (B1, B2, B3, B6, B9), iron, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium etc so you should not avoid roti in your diet.
Influences vata and pitta doshas: According to Ayurveda experts, roti helps balance the vata (controls all movement in the body, including breathing, digestion, and nerve impulses from the brain ) and pitta (controls digestion, body metabolism and energy production) dosha.

Low calorie food: If you do not grease the roti with ghee (purified butter), they can be really effective in aiding weight loss. They are not fried but baked, so they are low in calories and fat. Roast plain roti without ghee if you are on a weight loss diet.

Benefits of eating wheat rotis

  • Wheat is rich in catalytic elements, mineral salts, calcium, magnesium, potassium, sulfur, chlorine, arsenic, silicon, manganese, zinc, iodide, copper, vitamin B, and vitamin E.
  • Issues like anemia, mineral deficiencies, gallstones, breast cancer, chronic inflammation, obesity, asthenia, tuberculosis, pregnancy problems and breastfeeding problems are quickly improved by consuming whole wheat.
  • Wheat rotis get slowly digested which results in a feeling of satiety for a longer time and hence good for weight watchers.
  • Wheat rotis take longer time to digest which helps to maintain blood sugar levels.

This wealth of nutrients is why wheat is often used as a cultural base or foundation of nourishment.