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Brown Bread is healthier than Chapati for Weight Loss?

Today’s generation that is always in a hurry & that is why we love options that are easier and convenient.For Chapati you need to prepare the dough, roll it out and then cook it. Bread, on the other hand, does not require you to do this, just take a slice or two from the pack and you’re done .However, is this convenient option also healthier?

We all know that brown bread is any-day a healthier version of regular white bread and also quite famous for weight loss has replaced white bread. Most brown bread brands come with refined flour that makes the bread lose many of the nutrients.Refined flour is also found to lead inflammatory diseases, chance of allergies or intolerance etc. Chapati, on the other hand, is recommended by nutritionists because roughage is not removed from it during preparation. Also the fact that Chapati have complex carbs that are digested slowly and therefore keep you full for a long time whereas refined flour makes brown bread easily digestible, which will make you less fuller and hence you will be eating more.

Addition of yeast in most bread brands in the market which are found to be a dehydrating agent. And this yeast is not present in Chapatis. In fact, Chapatis have carbs, dietary fibers and proteins that are quite beneficial to health. Bread preparing involves adding of preservatives. Because they need to be stored , they need to be fresh for at least some ample of time. Chapati have Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6, and B9  as well as in iron, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium etc. Moreover, Chapatis , if consumed moderately, are not at all fattening.

Finally the moral of the story is that chapatis is a healthier option but you need to realize that it is just a part of the meal and not the entire meal. Hence, the nutritional value of its accompaniments tends to be more important.

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