Being a mom is a full-time job with no breaks or holidays. From the second I wake up, I’m busy with taking care of my little one, making sure my husband doesn’t forget his wallet and watch, tending to the household and then off to work I go. Just hearing out my schedule sounds exhausting, it’s no wonder that I’m drained out of all my energy by the end of the day. I’m sure a lot of you moms out there can also relate.
After doing a lot of research, I found the easiest way of staying energetic and making the most out of my day - Including multigrains in my daily diet. I have been eating these multigrains, that are full of vitamins and minerals, for a few months now and I can safely say that there’s been a drastic change in the way my day starts and ends. Here’s a list of 6 such multigrains that are a must for a multitasking super mom like me and you:
1. Whole Wheat
I always make sure that everyone in my family eats wheat regularly as it is one of the most wholesome food items available in the market. It is enriched with nutrients that are known to reduce the chances of having heart diseases, diabetes, obesity, chronic inflammation. It is also extremely helpful for pregnant and breastfeeding moms because wheat is rich in calcium, magnesium, copper, potassium, vitamin B, E and many more such wonderful nutrients and minerals.
To be honest with you, soya beans were not really my favourite thing to start with. After I found out that they are a rich source of protein, vitamins, minerals and insoluble fibre, I knew I had to find a way of incorporating them into my diet and I did, read on till the end to know how.
The high-fibre content in soya makes it and any product containing soya in it a boon for people suffering from constipation, high cholesterol levels and type-2 diabetes.
3. Channa (Chickpeas)
Good ol’ channa is full of iron, phosphate, calcium, magnesium and zinc. These help in building and maintaining bone strength which is important for you to not have knee and back pains at the end of the day. Apart from this, chickpeas also help in dealing with diabetes, blood pressure, heart health, cholesterol, inflammation and digestion problems.
Oats are an amazing source of carbohydrates, protein and fibre. They contain antioxidants that are present exclusively only in them which will reduce blood pressure by increasing the nitric oxide levels. Apart from these incredible health benefits, I found that after including oats in my diet, I feel much fuller and don’t feel the need to binge eat. So, if you’re looking to lose a few kgs, go for oats.
Maize or corn is one of the most commonly used cereals in the world. It has many benefits which include building up the daily metabolism and getting your daily intake of vitamins and minerals. I have even come across a few studies that link consumption of maize on a regular basis to lower the chances of cancer.
6. Psyllium Husk
Psyllium husk is known for its edible and soluble fibre which will act as a natural laxative but without any harsh side-effects. On days when you’re constipated, psyllium husk will come in handy. It also helps with many other conditions like diabetes, obesity, kidney stones and diarrhoea.
After finding out about all the multigrains that I should be eating, it became very hard for me to incorporate all of them into my everyday diet which is why I’m so thankful that Aashirvaad Atta with multigrains contains all of these ingredients. The goodness of these multigrains is infused into the atta to make sure that the rotis are full of vitamins, proteins, minerals and fibre. The best thing about this multigrain atta is that it is just as, if not more, yummy as wheat atta. Everyone in my family loves the soft, fluffy and nutritious rotis I make from this atta. Grab Aashirvaad Atta with Multigrains at the supermarket next time you’re there or click here and get it right now!