Health Benefits of Kuttu Atta

The buckwheat flour or kuttu atta as you know it, is the most common flour used for making pooris and halwa during the fasting season, especially Navratras. It offers rich, nutty flavour and high nutritional value.

Most people don’t know but buckwheat is a fruit (not a cereal). It is known as a pseudo cereal. It is gluten free and makes for a good alternative to flour for people with gluten intolerance. Grown in the Himalayan foothills, the kuttu atta offers huge number of health benefits.

‘Kuttu ka atta’ is very nutritious. It is rich in nutrients it possesses. Buck Wheat is high in fiber. Fiber is vital for our body to clear out all the toxins from the body. The process makes it easy for the body to detoxify and ease weight loss. So if you looking forward to lose weight this fasting season, focus on including buckwheat flour in your diet.

Fiber content in Kuttu helps in curbing cravings. If you eat an appropriate amount of fiber in all your meals, you tend to eat less in between your meals. The best part is that you will not munch on junk foods any way.

Buck wheat is very rich in its proteins content and B vitamins. It also contains the following minerals:

  • Phosphorus
  • Manganese
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Iron

Buck Wheat is rich in essential fatty acids. This is important for the body to keep skin soft and glowing from within. It lowers blood pressure, and cholesterol. Since it is low in glucose, it also manages diabetes.

Buck Wheat can reduce haemorrhaging in people with high blood pressure due to the presence of a chemical that strengthens body’s capillary walls.

Understanding Buckwheat Nutrition Quotient

  • High in fibre
  • Rich in proteins
  • Rich in B vitamins
  • Magnesium
  • Copper
  • Phosphorus
  • Iron
  • Manganese
  • Zinc

Health experts feel that it is one the most nutritious foods that can be part of your regular diet. Many weight loss experts recommend the flour as it contains high fibre. In the western region of India, buckwheat is an integral part of a number of weight loss diets.

If you avoid preparing buckwheat dishes with a lot of oil, it can help you lose a lot of weight. Try making low fat chillas, paranthas and cereals to make it healthy.

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