Semolina is popularly known as Suji in India, it is a type of flour. It is made from durum wheat which is a hard type of wheat and not the other common type. Durum's most nourishing parts are ground into semolina when milled. The color of milled semolina is pale-yellow flour because durum wheat grains are golden in color. Semolina is high in protein, folate and rich in iron.
Here are some amazing health benefits of Semolina flour:
Aids in weight loss:
Semolina is rich in fiber and high in several nutrients that may help in weight loss. It can keep you full for a longer duration and reduce feelings of hunger and prevent future weight gain. It is even rich in protein.
Studies associate a fiber-rich diet with weight loss and lower body weight.
Good for heart health:
Diet rich in fiber reduces the risk of heart disease as fiber support heart health by lowering bad cholesterol, blood pressure, and overall inflammation. Semolina is not only rich in fiber but it even contains other heart-healthy nutrients like magnesium and folate which are very healthy for your heart.
Good for your digestive health:
Semolina is rich in dietary fiber which improves digestion. Dietary fiber stimulates the growth of friendly gut bacteria and a healthy balance of gut bacteria affects areas of health like immune health and optimal digestion. It may even help treat constipation as fiber intake promotes regular bowel movements.
May improve blood sugar control:
Semolina is rich in dietary fiber and magnesium which may help to improve blood sugar control. This is important in reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Fiber is a nutrient essential for blood sugar control and semolina is rich in fiber. Fiber slows the absorption of carbs in your bloodstream which help in controlling blood sugar spike after a meal.
These are some of the reasons you should add semolina flour to your diet.
Nutritionist & Diet Coach
1. Anita Sahu - Nutritionist & Diet Coach - Utopia Life Coach & DP's Cuisine Restaurant in Siliguri, West Bengal, India.