Health benefits of sattu


Sattu drink has many health benefits, like- improving bowel movements, flushing out toxins from the body, aiding in optimizing body weight, etc.

What is “SATTU “?

Sattu is protein-rich flour made from powdered chana (Bengal gram) or other pulses and cereals.

Called the ‘Poor man’s protein’, sattu is the latest food that is steadily gaining popularity. Thanks to Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, and Uttar Pradesh, this underrated food ingredient has received much deserving recognition in recent times.

Sattu is usually associated with being a poor man’s food because of its high consumption by laborers and the low cost of the flour.

Health benefits of sattu
Health benefits of sattu

Nutritional Value of SATTU powder:

As far as the nutritional value of sattu powder is concerned, every 100 grams of sattu powder contains:

  • * Energy: 164 Kcal

•          Proteins: 9 g

•          Fat: 2 g

•          Carbohydrates: 27 g

•          Fiber: 7 g

•          Sodium: 7 mg

•          Potassium: 291 mg

•          Sugar: 4 g

Ways to include SATTU in your diet

Sattu can be consumed in different ways like laddoos, paranthas, littis, and chilla. However, a sattu drink (sherbet) is the easiest way to consume it and has many health benefits. One can easily prepare it in just a few minutes and it is as soothing as ice cream in summer. It does not contain any harmful calories or any artificial sweeteners and can do wonders to the overall health and well-being.

sattu in diet
Sattu in diet

How to prepare- SATTU?

Sattu powder can easily be prepared in some minutes. All you have to do is roast some black chana in an iron wok and then blend it properly in a blender until you get a smooth and fine powder out of it.

Readymade sattu powder is marketed by different companies in different packs and is readily available in the market.

Health benefits of sattu- preparing sattu drink
Health benefits of sattu- preparing sattu drink

How to make SATTU Drink?

Ingredients needed:-

•          Sattu powder

•          Chilled water

•          Freshly squeezed lemon juice

•          Mint leaves for garnishing

•          Roasted cumin seeds

•          Salt or Sugar or Jaggery.

•          Black pepper

For the preparation, add 2 teaspoons of sattu powder to a glass of chilled water, then add cumin powder, black salt or sugar, black pepper, and lemon juice to it. Garnish it with some mint leaves and serve chilled.

Health benefits of sattu drink
Health benefits of sattu drink

Health Benefits of SATTU Drink

1 Improves bowel movement

Having sattu on an empty stomach in the morning can do wonders for the body. It helps the digestive tract to function properly. The salt, iron, and fiber found in sattu reduces stomach-related issues and improve bowel movement.

Dietary fiber intake through sattu can increase stool frequency in people with constipation and improve bowel movement.

2. Health benefits of sattu drink – It flushes out toxins from the body

Sattu is a detoxifying agent that helps to destroy toxic substances from our bodies and intestines. It also provides energy to the body and protects it from several health disorders.

3. Health benefits of sattu drink – It keeps the body cool

Sattu has properties that help to keep the body cool and hydrated throughout the day. A glass of sattu sharbat every day can keep your system cool and even prevent indigestion.

4. Ideal for people with diabetes

Sattu is low in glycemic index (a system that assigns a number of carbohydrate-containing foods according to how much each food increases blood glucose) which makes it one of the best foods for people with diabetes.

It also helps to regulate blood pressure. Rich in fiber, sattu is great for people suffering from high cholesterol.

5. It aids in weight loss

If one is looking to get rid of the extra kilos, one should start consuming sattu on an empty stomach. It helps reduce bloating and also enhances metabolism and burns calories effectively.

6. Improves appetite

According to experts, sattu contains potassium and also magnesium that help in improving appetite.

7. It enhances energy

Having sattu stimulates red blood cells to grow faster in the body, thanks to its iron content. With more red blood cells, the body gets more oxygen which provides adequate energy throughout the day.

8. Rich in minerals and vitamins

Sattu is rich in calcium and many other minerals and vitamins like iron, which help in blood circulation and can reduce inflammation. It also strengthens hair and improves skin quality as well.

 9. Balances cholesterol

The high fiber content of sattu controls the high cholesterol issue and balances by producing more good cholesterol in the body.

What is the best time to drink SATTU?

The best time to consume sattu is during the daytime, only on an empty stomach, or at least 2.5 hours after having a meal.

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