9 reasons why you should continue to eat kuttu ka atta even after Navratras

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While most of us stick to the vrat ka khaana only for those nine days, including them in our family's daily meals can be quite beneficial for our overall health

We are nearing the end of Navratras, a nine-day period that is gastronomically quite satisfying. Who can beat the delightful flavours of kuttu ka atta and alloo sabzi, or sabudana khichdi?

But most of us stick to the vrat ka khaana only for those nine days. However, if we include them in our family’s daily meals, it can be quite beneficial.

Benefits of kuttu ka atta or Buckwheat flour

Here are some benefits of kuttu ka atta (Buckwheat). They will certainly make you think twice before you head to your regular wheat counter.

#1 Buckwheat flour or kuttu ka atta is loaded with high-quality proteins and has more amino acid lysine than regular wheat or even rice. In fact, this type of amino acid is the building block of our body and is even taken orally as a medicine to treat cold sores.

#2 It contains a large amount of fibre, which cleans the digestive system, provides energy to the body and lowers the secretion of bile (acid). It also detoxifies the body and binds itself to toxins and aids in its excretion out of the gut. This also protects the colon from cancer and prevents gallstones.

#3 Kuttu ka atta also contains a large amount of essential nutrients and minerals. It also has vitamin B-complex as well as vitamin B2 (riboflavin) and vitamin B (niacin). In addition, it also contains trace minerals like phosphorous, copper, iron and zinc.

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#4 Buckwheat flour also aids in weight loss. It contains much less calories as compared to wheat or rice and is therefore, instrumental in weight loss if consumed instead of the two. It is also free of saturated fat and helps control binge-eating, keeping and facilitating digestion.

Continue reading to know more about the amazing benefits of kuttu ka atta.

#5 Since it contains essential minerals and is low on fat content, it keeps the blood sugar level under control. It also controls type 2 diabetes since it has D-chiro-inositol. So you can prepare its chapatti for diabetic patients.

#6 Buckwheat flour also contains magnesium, which lowers blood pressure. It is especially beneficial if you are suffering from high blood pressure. In fact, many studies explain that magnesium dilates blood vessels, dissolves blood clots and counteracts spasms.

#7 The presence of various essential vitamins and trace minerals also reduces cholesterol levels in the body. Minerals including magnesium, iron and phosphorous keep blood oxygen at a healthy level. This keeps fatigue, lethargy and irritability in check.

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#8 Buckwheat flour also contains manganese, which keeps the bones strong. It also facilitates absorption of calcium in the body and prevents osteoporosis (condition of fragile bone). Incidentally, about 10 million Indians suffer from osteoporosis each year.

#9 It also contains complex carbohydrates which aids in hair growth. Complex carbohydrates prevent the release of too much sugar into the bloodstream and converts proteins into cells that form hair.

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Written by

Deepshikha Punj