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Making Poha Healthier: Red Rice Poha & Its Benefits

Dr. Shweta U. Shah

Dr. Shweta U. Shah
29 November 2019

This article is authored by Dr. Shweta U. Shah. A practicing homeopath, she follows a patient-centred perspective, emphasizing the benefits of natural remedies and herbs, homeopathy and whole food nutrition.

Let's understand red rice. This is unpolished rice which contains vital nutrients. Its rich red colour is due to the antioxidant - anthocyanins. The anthocyanins are super potent-free radical fighters and destroyers and have a host of wonderful health benefits. As it is not refined, it contains vital components, i.e. the husk, bran and germ of the rice. These elements contain a high amount of dietary fibre and are packed with vitamin B-complex and essential fats.

Poha Health Benefits

The Noteworthy Health Benefits Of Red Rice

  • Anthocyanins help decrease inflammation and help prevent allergies.
  • Most importantly, red rice keeps the free radical levels in check and helps decrease your risk of developing chronic conditions, such as heart diseases and diabetes mellitus.
  • Along with the anthocyanins, the fibre in the grain slows down the rate at which carbohydrates get converted into blood sugar; thus preventing spiking of the blood sugar level.
  • It is also a heart-happy food which can help in preventing the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.
  • Being high in fibre, red rice helps fortify and regularize the working of the gastro-intestinal tract.
Red rice health benefits

Red Rice Poha

Poha is flattened rice which is consumed all over the country. Red rice poha from the Tata Sampann range is a healthy option as it translates nutritional benefits of red rice into the poha form. Tata Sampann Red Rice Poha is a good source of fibre. It is also rich in natural trace minerals like potassium, calcium and magnesium.

Red poha nutrition

Nutritious Red Rice Poha Recipe

Easy, delicious and healthy, this is a popular Maharashtrian recipe made with onions, potatoes, lemon and curry leaves. It is a savoury, lightly spiced dish which is often had for breakfast or snack. This one is a rather simple dish, but when made well, the ingredients give it a complex and delicious flavour. Various versions of poha are made throughout the country. Red rice poha can help you add more nutrition to this snack.

Amp up the nutrition levels in poha by using red rice poha and make this frequently made breakfast dish a lot more healthier.

Source:

  • The Encyclopaedia of Healing Foods, Dr. Murray and Dr. Pizzorno


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