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You can fight diabetes, lose weight, and stay fit with bajra roti. Here’s how

Published on:30 December 2020, 13:30pm IST
Bajra is one of the most widely grown millets in India and a healthy, gluten-free alternative to wheat. Bajra roti also comes with multiple health benefits!
Shreya Gupta
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Make bajra roti your diet staple for its many benefits. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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India is known for its diverse culture. A very integral part of this diversity is the variety of cuisines that are there in India! Each region has its own distinct cuisine. The North and South are home to some of the most popular dishes but the Western region’s dishes are no less! Gujarat and Rajasthan’s bajra roti has gained more popularity recently with an increasing number of people discovering its health benefits.

Bajra roti doesn’t just come with multiple health benefits but also is great in the taste department. No matter which part of the country you live in, you should try out bajre ki roti too!

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Here are 6 benefits of bajra roti to convince you to try it out:

1. Aids weight loss

Bajra is composed of complex carbs which are slowly absorbed by the body. This makes you feel satiated and prevents overeating. The portion control reduces the risk of weight gain.

Also, read: Quinoa or brown rice: Which grain makes for a better weight loss food?

2. Manages diabetes

Bajre ki roti is good for diabetics. You see, bajra is high in fibre and gets digested slowly. There’s no sudden spike in glucose levels. Hence, it is perfect to keep blood sugar levels in check. Moreover, bajra is also a good source of magnesium which is linked to lowering the risk of diabetes.

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Bajra serves as a great meal for Diabetics. Keeps sugar level in check. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
3. Promotes good gut health

The insoluble fibre content in bajra acts as a prebiotic that regulates your digestive health. The insoluble fibre also improves bowel movement, keeping digestive issues like constipation at bay.

4. Keeps the heart healthy

Bajra is rich in omega-3 fats, magnesium, potassium, fibre, and other nutrients that help lower blood pressure. Magnesium, known for lowering blood pressure, reduces the risk of any heart attack or stroke. In addition, potassium is a good vasodilator that helps in maintaining optimum blood pressure.

5. It is gluten-free

Bajra is a boon for people who are allergic to gluten or follow a gluten-free diet. So, it is always a good idea to use bajra as an alternative to the regular wheat flour.

6. Can protect against certain cancers

The phytochemicals and polyphenols present in bajra have shown to be anti-carcinogenic and antitumor in nature. Hence, bajra might prevent the growth of cancer cells and protect you against certain cancers.

So, ladies, do try out bajre ki roti for its various benefits!

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Shreya Gupta Shreya Gupta

Finding nirvana in good food, Shreya also loves reading books and is a die-hard Potterhead. Confident and motivated she's fun to be with. Plus food. Always.