01/7Here’s how your chapati can help you lose weight!
One of the best ways to accelerate our weight loss is by following a moderated diet, and most importantly, minimizing our carb intake. This is also one of the reasons why many believe that our regular chapatis are not completely weight-loss friendly.
02/7Are regular chapatis really that unhealthy?
While carbs give us energy, they are also our biggest weight-loss enemy.
Now, as versatile as a humble chapati is, do remember that it contains over 104 calories in a single serving, which may make you worry if you are concerned about the calories that you are having on a regular basis.
Secondly, the use of wheat or seldom refined flour can also make it unfavourable. So, if you are not really conscious about your choices, you may end up adding inches to your waistline.
That being said, you cannot really do without including chapati in your diet, can you? If you cannot forego this essential carb source, there are some ways you can make your chapati healthier, and most importantly, lose weight without having to give it up entirely.
We tell you about 5 healthy flour choices which will help get you closer to your weight loss goals:
Ragi is one of the healthiest and traditionally preferred grains and all so for rightful reasons. Known to be a rich source of iron, calcium and fibre, having ragi or nachni in any form is known to cut down the risk of developing health complications.
As to battling weight gain, having ragi is a preferred option for many weight watchers because it can help suppress appetite and make you feel fuller for longer. Thus, having ragi in any meal is a nutritious choice. Ragi rotis are also easily digestible by the body.
Almonds are a great source of nutrition and if you are following the Ketogenic diet, there’s no better option to have than almond flour rotis! The reason you ask? Almonds weigh low on carbohydrates, supplement protein into your diet and contain healthy fats. What’s also helpful is that almonds contain less phytic acid, which means that nutrient absorption isn’t hindered.
If you are looking for a gluten-free, fibre-rich chapati, start having bajra rotis in your diet and skip regular wheat rotis! While the high fibre content ensures that you say bye-bye to unnecessary snacking and be fuller for longer, magnesium and other essential vitamins ensure that you stay in shape and cut out bloating and water retention.
Easier to digest than regular wheat chapatis, adding jowar to your diet is a great way to boost digestion. It also contains the goodness of trace minerals and vitamins which facilitate toxin removal from the body and actively fight free radicals! It’s also a great source of Vitamin C!
Looking for more ways to introduce oats to your diet? Oat-flour rotis are the way to go! A trendy dietary hack, oats is an excellent weight-loss promoting food and for rightful reasons. From the complex carbs which are good for you, B-Vitamins and fibre-rich content, oats should be plenty if you are a weight watcher. Mixing oats to your regular wheat flour will also ensure that you don’t bore yourself out.