New Delhi: Sabudana forms an integral part of the vrat ka khana almost all over India. They are converted into various delicacies both savoury and sweet and very much enjoyed by all.
Why is sabudana a fasting food?
Being a light snack and quick energy booster, sabudana makes an ideal breakfast option throughout the year. A pure starchy product and full of carbohydrates, sabudana neither contains minerals nor vitamins. It is for this reason that sabudana is never consumed just by itself. It is either made into savory dishes or consumed with milk. Moreover, you can make up for other nutrients by adding spices, vegetables or dry fruits to your preparations. Soft and chewy in texture, these tiny white balls give an instant source of energy which is much-needed during fast. In fact, after a day long fast, consumption of sabudana in any form whether soups, khichdi, kheer or smoothies results in easy digestion.
Health Benefits Of Sabudana
One of the main reasons why you should eat sabudana is because they are rich in energy. The topmost reason why people eat this dish during fasting on Navratri is that it loads you with instant energy.
Reduce damage caused by free molecules
The small white pearls are rich in antioxidants that may help to neutralise the disease-causing harmful free molecules in the body. When the number of free molecules exceeds to a dangerous level it causes cellular damage and can lead to diseases like cancer and cardiovascular problems. The food product is naturally high in polyphenols like tannins and flavonoids, the antioxidants known to boost immunity, reduce inflammation, and reduce risk of heart diseases.
May help strengthen bones
The white pearl is also a good source of calcium and magnesium, which can help to make your bones stronger and improve their density. Having sabudana on a regular basis can reduce the risk of osteoporosis and arthritis.
It regulates blood pressure
High blood pressure is a common problem in modern days. A large number of people are suffering from this health issue across the globe. While home remedy and pills may help to keep your blood pressure in check, diet is another thing that may benefit. Sabudana being rich in potassium can help to promote healthy blood flow and keeps your blood pressure in control. It reduces stress on the heart and cuts down the chances of stroke and heart attack.