Nutritional Value of Roti: - Before starting the diet, know about the nutritional value of the roti kept on your plate


Nutrition of Roti| The importance of roti in the Indian diet is very much and it is always liked. In North India, food is not complete without roti. These days people are becoming aware of diet and gradually people are going for healthy options of normal food. These daysrotis are made not only of wheat flour but of many things. Millets, ragi, quinoa, beetroot etc. are being used in making roti and it is liked even more. 

But by eating which kind of roti, how much value increases and which roti will be good for you? Certified Intermittent Fasting Coach, ISSA Certified Nutritionist and Dietitian Shashirekha Vasu has shared a post on her Instagram account in which all these details have been told. 

She has given details about 6 different types of rotis and tried to tell which of them can have the least calories. 

1. Ragi Roti-

Ragi is considered a superfood and is considered good for the intestines so that you do not have any problems related to motion. If you are eating ragi roti then it will have all these things in its 2 Rotis. It is rich in dietary fibre, calcium, protein, potassium, and iron and is also liked. 

  • Calories - 175 
  • Protein - 4 grams
  • carbs 38 grams

2. Bajra Roti-

Apart from ragi, millet is also considered good in terms of cereals and is preferred more. Many people have started eating only millet roti food. It is considered best for weight loss and diabetes. It is rich in omega 3 fatty acids and millet is considered good for maintaining heart health. 

  • Calories- 226
  • Protein - 7 grams
  • Carbs - 38 grams 

3. Jowar Roti-  

Jowar roti is also rich in calcium like millet roti and eating it keeps the stomach full for a long time. This is the reason why it helps in weight loss. Jowar also contains an ample amount of magnesium and also helps in absorbing calcium in the body.  

  • Calories - 166
  • Protein - 4 grams
  • carbs 35 grams 

4. Besan Roti-  

Besan roti is also full-filling and keeps your stomach full for a long time. It gives nutrition, but the amount of calories in it is also a bit high. Besan roti is high in fiber.  

  • Calories- 266
  • Protein - 8 grams
  • Carbs - 30 grams 

5. Sattu Roti-  

Of all the loaves above, it may have the most full filling. Sattu contains many elements like fibre, iron, protein, magnesium and sodium. Sattu also helps in cooling down the stomach.  

  • Calories - 204
  • Protein - 9 grams
  • Carbs - 39 grams 

6. Wheat Roti-  

Wheat roti is made normally and it is also low in calories, but the amount of gluten in it is very high. Two wheat rotis also contain almost the same nutrients as ragi roti. 

  • Calories- 170 
  • Protein - 6 grams
  • Carbs - 35 grams 

Eating or not eating rotis can be your diet choice, but the type of roti you eat makes a big difference to your lifestyle and the nutrients your body absorbs. If you think that adding other flour rotis to your diet might be better for you, then give it a try. However, one thing should be kept in mind if you are having a lot of problems and have health-related problems, then you should make any changes in your diet only after consulting a doctor.  

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