Among the traditional dishes, rice could not be absent. This common dish on the Nepalese border to the north is more of a side dish than a main one, but it has the same magic. It is cooked with chili, coriander and legumes.
Benefits of eating Poha
- Regulates blood sugar.
Poha is high in dietary fiber and has a low glycemic index. It can maintain blood sugar levels by gradually releasing glucose into the blood.
- It is good for the intestines.
Poha is a probiotic. As it is soaked during the preparation process, it ferments and retains the good bacteria that are beneficial to our gut and digestion.
- It is an excellent source of carbohydrates.
Poha contains 77% carbohydrates. Therefore, it is an excellent option for breakfast as carbohydrates give the body energy to carry out daily activities.
- It is digested quickly.
Poha is easy to digest, so it doesn't cause heartburn. Therefore, it is very good for women who suffer from heartburn or heartburn during pregnancy.
- Rich in iron
Poha is a good source of essential minerals like iron, zinc, and manganese.
- Low in calories
Although packed with nutrients, poha is low in calories and can prevent unnecessary weight gain.
- Prevents anemia
The iron present in poha helps prevent anemia.
- Good for people with a gluten allergy
If you are allergic to gluten or are on a gluten-free diet during pregnancy, poha is a good choice as it is very low in gluten content.