Recently Bollywood director Vivek Agnihotri tweeted ‘how many people have eaten sattu? And he likes to drink it with kala namak and gud.’
Well, how many of you actually know about the health benefits of sattu and the right way to consume it? Read on to know more.
Sattu is no stranger to locals of UP, MP, Punjab and Bihar. Made from chana dal, sattu is a rich source of protein and is often referred to as poor man’s protein.
What is sattu
Sattu is made by dry roasting the Bengal gram in the sand and then pounding this roasted gram to a powder. Some people mix chickpea and Bengal gram to make sattu, which also gives a twist to the flavour.
Sattu has amazing health benefits when consumed on an empty stomach. It reduces problems associated with your stomach and flushes out the toxins from the body. Sattu has cooling properties and is great in providing relief from the scorching heat. It is rich in several nutrients including fibre, iron, magnesium and sodium. Not just this, there are many other health benefits of sattu, some of them include:
1. Improves bowel movement
Consuming sattu on an empty stomach improves the digestive tract. It has salt, iron and fibre, which reduces the problem associated with stomach and improves the bowel movement.
2. Flushes out toxins
Sattu has detoxifying properties. Consuming it every day keeps you healthy and protects you from several health ailments.
3. Increases appetite
Consuming sattu sharbat on an empty stomach increases appetite. This happens due to the presence of potassium and magnesium in it.
4.Helps in weight loss
Sattu reduces bloating, increases metabolism and helps your body burn calories effectively.
5. Increases energy
When consumed on an empty stomach, sattu stimulates the growth of the red blood cells in the body. When your body has more red blood cells, your body gets more oxygen, which provides you with more energy throughout the day.
6. Acts as a coolant
Sattu keeps your body hydrated and helps you beat the summer heat. A chilled glass of sattu sharbat keeps you fresh and hydrated throughout the day. It cools the stomach and prevents indigestion.
7. Good for people with diabetes and high bp
Sattu is a natural blood pressure regulator. It is low in glycemic index therefore, it can benefit people with diabetes. Have sattu every day to control your blood sugar level.