Whole grains and their amazing benefits that aid Digestion

Most of us have grown up with some form of whole grains featuring as a staple in our diet. Yet for some, whole grains are featuring less, leading to digestive issues and a compromised digestive health. Read on to know more!
13 Dec, 2022
5 min read

Whole grains have health benefits. Isn’t that what we heard our mothers and grannies wax eloquent about during our childhood?

I grew up in a household where atta was the chief staple food.

We devoured atta-made Rotis, puris, paranthas, mathri, and samosas. My mother would always stress the digestive benefits of eating husk-enriched atta. And yet, when it came to my own family, courtesy of my hectic career, I often resorted to what was kept at home and didn’t bother to do anything about it. I figured that as long as the family was fed, it was all right.

I could not have been more wrong!

I never realized it but gradually the food choices started to reflect on my family’s sense of general well being. Digestive woes became a common complaint. Try as I might, I failed to understand the reason. My family was being fed tummy satiating food. They were neither going hungry nor were being overfed. Then what was going wrong?

It was then that a colleague at work recommended that I take the ‘Know your digestive quotient’ test on www.Happytummy.aashirvaad.com . And, when I took the test, I got a DQ score of 45. I decided to explore the website further as it had some tips to offer. I came across the ‘ask the expert’ section, which had some great dietary tips. One of the things suggested was multiple whole grains in daily food as they are rich in fibre, minerals, antioxidants, carbohydrates, vitamins, protein, etc.

Whole grains and their multiple health benefits!

  • Whole grains have high nutritive content and contain a balanced proportion of essential nutrients that we need in our diet. Eating multi whole grains increases these benefits manifold.
  • Whole grains such as the ones in the Aashirvaad Atta with Multigrains are high in fibre which aids the maintenance of normal digestion.
  • The fibre in the whole grains imparts high satiety levels to the body and keeps the metabolism functional and robust. That leads to an energetic outlook.
  • Additionally, digestion is important for the absorption of nutrients.

Aashirvaad Atta with Multigrains contains wholesome goodness:

I substituted my regular atta with Aashirvaad Atta with Multigrains that carried the wholesome goodness of six different whole grains – wheat, soya, channa, oat, maize, and psyllium husk and was high in fibre too.

I was sceptical about using the multigrain atta. Did I think – Will the rotis and parathas be soft? Will they taste as good as the ones made from regular wheat atta? What if the children don’t like it?

But, you know what, my fears were completely unfounded. The rotis, paranthas, puris, that I prepared using Aashirvaad Atta with Multigrains turned out soft and delicious. By making the switch, I got the double benefit of nutrition and better digestion. Did you know 3 rotis made with multigrain atta fulfil 1/4th of your daily dietary fibre requirement? Isn’t that a win-win?

And, the coup-de-grace was when my naughty daughter asked for an additional roti at dinner one day, chuckled, and said, ‘Ma, your rotis nowadays are so fluffy. I don’t need to add ghee to make them soft or delicious anymore.’