Roti also known as Chapati or Fulka, is Indian flat bread made with whole wheat flour. In North India, roti is part of the main meal. Roti is served with a variety of cooked vegetables, lentils, and yogurt.
Made with whole grains: If you make roti or chapati with wheat flour, it can be really healthy for the body. Whole grains are filled with fibers and are nutritious too. They are rich in carbs, soluble fiber and proteins. This helps boost your body energy, increase blood circulation and keeps you full.
Easy to digest: As rotis are made with whole grains, it is very easy to digest the Indian bread. They dissolve easily and passes out into the intestines.
Prevents constipation: Soluble fibers make roti a healthy Indian dish that prevents constipation. If you make roti using wheat, they it is very healthy. However, bajra rotis make you dehydrated so avoid having bajra rotis on a regular basis.
Fresh: As roti dough are kneaded few minutes before roasting, it is very fresh and healthy for the body. Other breads are fermented and they can be filled with fats and calories. Moreover, the flour is not bleached with chemicals to last longer. So, it protects your body from, cardiovascular diseases and obesity.
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.
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.
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.
Lowers the risk of cancer: Vitamin E, soluble fibre and selenium in rotis reduce the risk of cancer in the body. So, it is one of the best reasons to include roti in your diet.
These are few healthy reasons to include roti in your diet menu. Have wheat roti with curry, dal or sabzi and team it with yogurt or salad.