Navratri Special: Health benefits of eating Kuttu (buckwheat) during fasts

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Navratri Special: Health benefits of eating Kuttu (buckwheat) during fasts

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Kuttu flour is one of the highly consumed flour during the fasting period in India. As we all know, that the Navratri fasting has started, there will be a massive demand for kuttu flour in the market. Very fewer people know that kuttu is not a grain but a fruit and kuttu ka atta(kuttu flour) is the by-product of kuttu fruit. Kuttu flour or the Buckwheat is extremely warm in its food potency. Thus, people usually do not consume it throughout the year. However, kuttu flour is loaded with immense nutrition. It blesses our body with sufficient energy so that one can carry out the day’s event. Kuttu ka atta or the buckwheat is antioxidant in nature, which makes it very beneficial for the body. This helps in controlling the free radical movement of the cells in the body. (Also read: Navratri Special: Why is sendha namak more beneficial than common salt during fasting)

What are the health benefits of eating Kuttu ka atta or Buckwheat?
Buckwheat or kuttu ka atta contains a rich quantity of protein which is loaded with amino acid and lysine. Kuttu ka atta contains 80% amount of carbohydrate and is really a good source of energy. It has a lot of minerals and vitamins in it like iron, zinc, niacin. Thus, kuttu ka atta is extremely beneficial for health.

Rich source of protein: Kuttu ka atta is a very good source of protein. It is easy to digest and is energy giving too. It helps to feel satiated and fuller for a longer period of time, thus it helps the people who are observing fast. (Also read: Navratri Special: Significance of Worshiping Goddess Shailputri on Day One)

Low in calorie count: Kuttu ka atta is a low-calorie food. It is a well-nourished balanced diet if consumed daily as well. Consumption of kuttu ka atta helps to speed up teh metabolic rate of the body. It reduces the fat accumulation in the body and helps to keep the body active and energetic.

Aids digestion: Kuttu ka atta has neutral thermal properties, thus it helps to clean the intestines completely. Consumption of kuttu ka atta during Navratri fast helps to improve the appetite of the body. It even helps to prevent the problem of diarrhoea.

Non-allergic food: Kuttu ka atta is great for skin and also helps to prevent infections. It keeps the body away from allergies from dust, feathers and pollen grains. Thus, in a way, it helps to improve the immunity of the body.

Keeps the bones healthy: Kuttu ka atta is rich in manganese thus it helps to keep the bones healthy. It even helps in the formation of good bone structure. It, however, helps the body to absorb calcium and also helps to prevent the problem of osteoporosis.

Helps to detoxify the body: Kuttu ka atta helps to detoxify the body. It helps in the removal of excess fluid from the body and also removes various toxins from the body.

How to eat Kuttu ka atta during Navratri fast?
One can make poori or chapati of kuttu ka atta and pair it with curd. Curd helps to neutralise the warm potency of kuttu ka atta and brings coolness in the body. One can also make pakora of kuttu ka atta to treat their taste buds. There are many things, that one can make with kuttu ka atta, depending upon the requirement of the person. (Also read: Navratri Special: What should one eat in breakfast during fasts)

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