Happy navratras to everyone During this festival of joy along with garba, pooja, there is a very important tradition of fasting among Indians The most consumed food during fasts is “BUCKWHEAT” or commonly known as KUTTU, but most of the people don’t know it is a wonder grain with numerous health benefits CONTROLS BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS: Studies prove that these grains significantly lower glucose and insulin responses. It also has the property of satisfying hunger and is effective in preventing diabetes. AIDS WEIGHT LOSS: Buckwheat has very few calories compared to other grains and zero saturated fat, hence it is an ideal choice for a heavy yet low calorie meal. KEEPS HEART HEALTHY AND REDUCES HYPERTENSION: The cereal grain is rich in magnesium, which helps in relaxing blood vessels and improving circulation and nutrient delivery. Furthermore it helps in reducing LDL and increasing HDL in body, keeping the cardio vascular system healthy. ANTIOXIDANT RICH: Kuttu or buckwheat have high content of flavanoids which combine with vitamin C and protect body against various diseases and also ensure a proper blood flow. PREVENTS GALLSTONES Buckwheat contains high amount of insoluble fibre which helps in preventing gallstones. It also lowers the secretion of bile acids. Dietitian Roomani Jain

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