The contribution of flour in Indian food is immense. The flour comes with different forms of food in the Indian household in morning breakfast, lunch, evening snacks, and dinner. Chapati, Paratha, Puri are the most popular foods that are made of flour. Flour is one such ingredient that is popular among the average Indian household. Multigrain flour is nowadays becoming prevalent in metro cities. There are nothing new ingredients in the multigrain flour from the Indian perspective. We Indians are eating Maize (Makka), Sorghum (Jowar), Millet (Bajra) from earlier times. The term multigrain is new but the ingredients of it were used separately for making different dishes.
If you are buying multigrain flour from the market it is good to have all the below mentioned ingredients in such flour. Though it is not mandatory. You can skip a few ingredients if you are making multigrain flour at home.
- Whole wheat (Gehun)
- Finger millet (Ragi)
- Maize (Makka)
- Chickpeas (Chana)
- Pearl millet (Bajra)
- Sorghum (Jowar)
- Oats (Jai)
- Soya beans
- Barley (Jou)
The above-mentioned grains are rich in fiber, iron, calcium, protein. Blend together these grains, you get a variety of nutrients in your diets. One of the many benefits of multigrain food is for diabetic patients. You can also control your diabetes with ayurvedic medication. As a diabetic, you can’t eat all the things that are served to you. You need to check your food items to control sugar level in your blood. Multigrain food can help you in doing so.
Here is how multigrain flour is good for diabetic patients.
Multigrain ingredients are high in fiber. Dietary fiber reduces the release of sugar in the blood. So, the chances of a sudden surge in blood sugar are decreased.
Another benefit of high fiber food is that it helps in food digestion. Good digestion absorbs the nutrition of the food. This factor is essential for staying healthy overall.
The research proves that millet, one of the main ingredients of multigrain flour, helps in Type 2 Diabetes. An experiment on diabetic mice shows that millet protein increases insulin sensitivity.
Diabetic patients need to check their carb consumption at the same time they also need the right amount of carbohydrates to get going in their daily life. Multigrain provides that fuel in the body without disrupting the sugar level.
One of the byproducts of diabetes is heart disease. Antioxidants reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Oats are a good antioxidant source and it is also part of such flour.
Is it necessary to switch to Multigrain Atta?
Experts’ opinions are also mixed on this. You should not directly switch from whole grain wheat flour to multigrain flour. Rather, you should try it once in a while and give the body a variety. One thing you need to know that this flour is not harmful. Only people need to avoid, who are allergic to such grain that is part of such flour. You should not limit yourself to only a multigrain diet. You must have variety in your food. Because the variety in your diet will help you keep all the required nutrition in your body intact.