Health benefits of Idli!
Idli is an unarguably all-time favourite of Indians. Period! The steamed, puffy and easy to digest, South Indian dish has an interesting story of its existence and is a favourite among health and fitness enthusiasts too. Wondering why? Well, the credit goes to its health benefits and most importantly, the quality to help you lose weight. So, this World Idli Day, say YES to idli and scroll below to know how it helps in weight loss.
Low in calories
Generally, idli is steamed and the calorie intake is also relatively low. If you are worried about the excess rice content in it, you can easily play around the ingredients like pulses and veggies as additions to make the batter healthier.
Good for digestion
It is the best part of south Indian food that they are easily digestible. The secret lies in the fermentation process that naturally makes it easy for the body to digest it. The process breaks down the minerals and vitamins in the body, which further helps in digestion.
Keeps full for longer
Idli is rich in fibre and protein content that keeps you full for longer and prevents overeating. This ultimately helps in weight control.
Rich in fibre
The abundant fibre content present in idli helps in smooth digestion and also promotes weight loss.
According to health experts, if steamed idli is consumed with citrus juice like orange or grapes, it burns fats and also prevents carbs from depositing in the body.
The use of lentils in idli makes it a dish rich in iron. According to experts, consuming idli on a daily basis can help fulfil the daily iron requirement of 8 milligrams for men and 18 milligrams for women.
If there is a food that has the least side effects on the human body, we guess is idl. The best thing about idli is- it is easy to make and goes well in every meal.