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Poha, a delicious traditional India’s favorite breakfasts, is basically flattened rice and is easily digestible. Poha is lactose-free, heart healthy and fat-free. It is a good source of eleven vital minerals and vitamins including iron.
Here we have listed a few benefits of Poha that you might not be aware of:
Rich in Carbohydrates
Poha has nearly 76.9 percent of carbohydrates and 23.1 percent of fats and 0 percent of protein. Hence it is a good breakfast option as your body needs energy in the form of carbs in the morning time.
Controls Blood Sugar
Made of rice, poha is rich in vitamin B and hence good for controlling blood sugar.
Poha does not contain any protein, but when cooked in the traditional way, peanuts are added to it, making it a protein-rich breakfast.
Flattened rice used in making poha is easily digestible and light on the stomach. Hence it keeps you from feeling bloated.
Curry patta essentially added while making poha is a rich source of carbohydrates, fiber, phosphorous, calcium, irons and vitamins like vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin E, curry leaves keep the heart healthy, keep infections at bay and are as well good for hair and skin.
Good Source of Anti-Oxidants and Vitamins
Since fresh tomatoes and carrots are added in the poha preparation, it is also a good source of Vitamin A and E, C and anti-oxidants.
Since poha is made of food grain, it is a healthy, gluten free-breakfast potion and is free from any kind of preservative.
The ghee or mustard or coconut oil added in poha keep the joints supple and are good for the skin.
By Sowmya Sangam