Asia's Leading Certified Dietitian and Nutritionist, Dr. Mehak Bansal

KNOW 5 REASONS WHY ROTI IS BETTER THAN BREAD

KNOW 5 REASONS WHY ROTI IS BETTER THAN BREAD

KNOW 5 REASONS WHY ROTI IS BETTER THAN BREAD

Bread🍞 is

1) HIGH IN CALORIES

Generally, at one go, how many bread slices do you consume? 2 right. And roti? 1 if we equate it to bread🧐. So, 2 bread slices nearly contain 120 calories. 1 roti on the other hand comprises just 106 calories and it is more filling as well🤩. Both these values are variable as every brand has a different process of making bread and a different set of ingredient list📝. Same is with roti- different quantity of atta depending in size and thickness. So, the calories are not the same always. 🤓

2) IT IS HIGHLY PROCESSED

We researched 📰📊📖and took into consideration the bestselling bread brands and concluded that brown bread🍞 contains just 53% atta. What’s worse is- even atta bread contains just 52% atta or wheat flour😢. The rest of the ingredients are maida i.e, refined wheat flour and even soya flour in some cases.🥺 Apart from the main ingredients- sugar, yeast, iodized salt🧂 are there. Processed Bread also contains bread concentrate which is a blend of wheat bran, common salt, added gluten, malt flour and soya flour. Itne ingredients keval 1 bread slice me! 😠😨 This is why bread is difficult to digest compared to roti, jisme hota hai keval atta aur water🚰.

3) HIGH SALT AND SUGAR

Plain, simple roti that we eat on a daily basis does not contain any added salt or sugar.😇😎 Whereas 2 slices of bread typically contain 4-6 g sugar.😧 As per USDA, a 32 g slice of bread contains 144 mg of sodium🧂! Roti also has some amount of sodium of the atta, but bread has added iodized salt!☠️

4) POOR IN NUTRITION

Bread’s🍞 making uses wheat flour that is bleached by chlorine, the same chemical that is used for the bleaching of clothes!😢 Bleaching strips the bread off all the nutrients.😭 Apart from the removed minerals, emulsifiers, additives and preservatives, dough conditioner, anti-caking agent etc. ☠️BREAD IS FULL OF CHEMICALS, NOT NUTRITION☠️. Whole wheat roti is high in fiber and magnesium, potassium, calcium n a good source of protein.🤩

5) LOW IN FIBER AND COMPLEX CARBS

Be it atta bread, multigrain bread🍞, brown bread or simple white bread all the breads are low⬇️ in fiber. 2 bread slices typically contain just 1 g fiber, whereas 1 roti will be giving 2.7 g fiber. Also, roti contains more complex carbs jabki bread contains more refined carbs which are harmful in the long run.☹️

BOTTOMLINE👇🏻

If you want to make a healthier💪🏻 version of roti, you can very easily swap 50% of the atta with any other healthy atta like jowar, bajra, ragi, or even oats😍. In a way, you will reduce the gluten content significantly and improve📈 the fiber and will enjoy your favorite chapati/ parantha. Even carb-conscious people, can significantly reduce carbs and add more fiber to their daily diet🥗🍣🥛. Most of the diet trends come and go. You should be the one who needs to be consistent⏰ with your decision to see what suits best your body and health😇.   Here is my Instagram Channel.
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