In today’s fast-paced era, it is becoming a tedious job to make the ends meet when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. While many of us struggle to follow a proper daily routine, some do manage to dedicate one or two gym hours to their fitness goals. But no matter whichever group you belong to, taking care of your health is absolutely essential. Being a mother of two, I can recommend that the easiest thing to do in this case will be switching to alternatives that include almost all the important nutrients, thereby making our daily meals balanced and nutritious.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. As the name suggests, it breaks the long fasting during the night and provides fuel to our body to freshly start the day as well as energy to keep ourselves active throughout the day. Therefore it is essential to stuff our breakfast meal with lots and lots of nutrients to kick-start our metabolism, restore glucose level and promote cognitive and body functioning.
Wheat has been a staple food for generations after generations, especially in the Indian households. Sadly, the amount of carbs that wheat flour contains makes it difficult to maintain the nutrients balance sheet, which is not the only reason why we should replace wheat from our daily food list. Instead, we need to opt for something that not only fills our diet with nutrients but also keeps us hunger-free up to a longer time.
Now you might be wondering what to pick for our favourite parathas and chapatis if not the regular wheat atta that we’ve been using for so long. Don’t worry, there is a perfect alternative that has now become a part of my own family’s everyday breakfast menu. Why not we just combine the benefits of different grains altogether and give our daily meals a nutrition boost by introducing multigrain atta to the kitchen.
Multigrain atta is a mix of multiple grains such as wheat, barley, oats, cornmeal and certain seeds such as flaxseed, sunflower seeds etc. Replace your simple atta with excellent quality multigrain atta eg: Aashirvaad Atta with Multigrains. It contains 6 types of grains - wheat, soya, channa, oat, maize and psyllium husk, providing wholesome nutrition of proteins, dietary fibre, vitamins and minerals. Packing more nutrients into simple meals is the easiest way to ensure that you and your family’s nutrition intake is on point.
So here are a few things that helped me select Aashirvaad Atta with Multigrains as a perfect replacement of the wheat flour in my kitchen.
Dietary Fibre: Adequate amounts of dietary fibre in multigrain atta which cannot be found in other wheat products, promotes good health by regulating healthy bowel movements, controlling blood sugar level, lowering cholesterol and ultimately by helping in weight management.
Protein: A healthy level of protein is a must for our body to function in a proper way. Protein helps in the growth and development of your child, formation of new cells and proper regulation of metabolic activity. Aashirvaad Atta with Multigrains which is a perfect mix of protein-rich components such as Soya, Channa, Oats and Maize, provides an adequate amount of protein that will turn your every meal into a proteinaceous diet.
Minerals and Vitamins: Multigrain atta is packed with minerals and vitamins which serve various key functions in our body such as boosting immune systems, production of energy from the food etc. Iron acts as a key component in the production of red blood cells, which is necessary to transfer oxygen to our organs and prevent Anaemia. Calcium, Copper, Magnesium etc are important for building strong bones and teeth. Even though B-family vitamins are the only vitamins found in multigrains, these are absolutely vital as they help in regulating the metabolism and hormone production.
Weight Loss: Okay, so another reason for me to switch to multigrains was to lose the extra pound in a healthy way as taking out time to follow a weight loss routine wasn’t allowed by my busy schedule. The low fat, low-calorie multigrain atta will not only keep you full for a longer time thereby reducing the urge to snack a little in between but also maintain your fat intakes in balance.
Benefits to Diabetics: A diabetic patient must aim for a diet that is suitable for their body to control blood sugar levels as well as manage weight. It is also important for diabetic patients to avoid high cholesterol, high blood pressure and high levels of fat in the blood. With all the nutrients in it and all their respective benefits, multigrain atta is considered a great choice for the diabetic patients. Not only does it keep you content for a longer period of time, but all the ingredients together provide high nutritional value.
Incorporating multigrains into the first meal of the day ensures our body gets all the nutrients to keep the activeness and productivity intact throughout the day along with the benefits of enhanced digestion, healthier heart and better endurance.