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Benefits of Semolina Flour (Suji) And Its Side Effects

Semolina flour has several health benefits , such as; healthy muscles, improves heart health, prevents anemia, controls over eating, early bowel movement, improves immunity, boost energy, helps in weight loss.

Benefits of Semolina Flour (Suji) And Its Side Effects

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Semolina Flour (Suji)
Nutritional Value of Semolina Flour (Suji)
Health Benefits of Semolina Flour (Suji)
Healthy Muscle
Improves heart health
Prevents anaemia
Prevents overeating
Easy Bowel Movement
Promote Immunity
Boost energy
Weight Loss
Uses of Semolina Flour (Suji)
Side-Effects & Allergies of Semolina Flour (Suji)
Cultivation of Semolina Flour (Suji)

Semolina Flour (Suji)

Semolina flour is the coarse, purified wheat middlings of durum wheat mainly used in making pasta[1] and couscous. Semolina can be found plenty in India. The original texture of this wheat is a little bit coarsely. But the texture after it cooked is lovely and very unique. It also has a great taste. Semolina becomes very popular wheat around the world because it’s taste and benefits.

Nutritional Value of Semolina Flour (Suji)

The nutritional value of semolina consists of; Semolina, Carbohydrates, Dietary fibre ,Fat, Protein, Vitamins such as, Vitamin A ,Thiamine (B1), Riboflavin (B2),Niacin (B3), Vitamin B6, Folate (B9), Vitamin B12, Vitamin C. Minerals such as; Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc, and Other constituents like Water.

Health Benefits of Semolina Flour (Suji)

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Semolina Flour (Suji)
Health Benefits of Semolina Flour (Suji)

Healthy Muscle

Inside semolina contain with enough calcium and magnesium which can help your muscle keep healthy.

Improves heart health

Semolina is excellent for hearts as well. Semolina offers chemical selenium which can protect the heart from infections. Semolina can also keep heart in a good shape. It improves cardiovascular health and prevents heart attacks, heart failures, etc. This is because semolina contains selenium in abundance which prevents infections and strengthens the immune system too. Here are more heart-healthy foods.

Prevents anaemia

Semolina is an excellent source of iron. It contains sufficient amount of iron which is needed for your body. Consuming a diet that is full of iron will increase blood circulation, produce more fuel for your day-to-day functioning.

Prevents overeating

Semolina is made up of durum wheat which means it keeps us full for a longer period of time and prevents one from overeating. In other words, it helps to lose weight in a shorter period of time and maintain body weight. Semolina is digested very slowly which increases your chances of shedding more fat.

Easy Bowel Movement

The fiber present in semolina can help the digestive system function. As a result one can digest food easily and help in easy bowel movement too.

Promote Immunity

The selenium present in semolina is known to strengthen your immune system. Besides selenium, there are vitamin B complex and vitamin E contained inside. Those vital vitamin are very important to boost your immune system fighting disease.

Boost energy

As semolina releases energy slowly, it is obvious that energy will not be easily waste. Therefore, semolina is very recommended appetite for people who living an active lifestyle. One’s energy will be charged and performance will be improved. Moreover, one will not feel lethargic. Adding vegetables along with semolina will complete the day.

Weight Loss

Intake of semolinaleads to weight loss. One certain cause of gaining weight is hunger. By eating instant food or snack can’t give you enough energy and nutrients. It only will make you want to eat more. But lucky for you semolina can resolve your problem. According to researches, semolina have the ability to keep you away from hunger because semolina will release energy slowly. Semolina is also rich in fiber which can powerfully you digest your foods.

Uses of Semolina Flour (Suji)

Other uses of Suji or Semolina are as follows; Sooji can be used instead of corn meal to be out at the bottom of fresh pizza dough to avoid sticking. To get a tasty bread crust, 2 or 3 teaspoons of sooji can be added to the bread mixture. Sooji is used widely in bakery. A quick semolina pudding can be made by boiling some milk, adding sugar and sooji and a flavor like vanilla essence and is served with jam. Substituting sooji with regular flour in cakes and biscuits will add to extra crispness. Sooji is also used in manufacturing pasta. Sooji pasta has a pleasant taste and smooth texture. Suji is good to thicken stew, prepare a base for soufflé or serve as a hot cereal. Another dish that can be made using sooji is couscous which is cooked like rice. Sooji is used in a large no of other dishes including desserts and main courses.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Semolina Flour (Suji)

though semolina is good for health, it has some side effects, such as- Side Effects From Wheat Allergy; If you have an allergy to wheat, you should not consume anything made with or containing semolina. Allergic reactions may occurs which includes syndromes like hives, runny nose, sneezing, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting or asthma. In severe cases, anaphylaxis a life-threatening condition that causes difficulty breathing as the body goes into a state of shock can occur. If you have celiac disease and eat a food made with semolina, you may experience abdominal pain, chronic diarrhea, bloating or constipation. Additionally, if you continue to eat semolina, it may damage your small intestines and lead to malabsorption of nutrients and malnutrition.

Side Effects From Gluten Sensitivity; Semolina's gluten content can also cause problems if you have a gluten sensitivity. Side effects from eating semolina include abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea or constipation, as well as joint pain and headaches. You may also experience changes in behavior, such as poor attention, hyperactivity or depression.

Cultivation of Semolina Flour (Suji)

Semolina wheat was formerly grown in Central Europe and the Near East. Now they are extensively cultivated in Italy, Russia, West Asia, Canada, North Africa. The cultivation of durum generates greater yield in areas of low precipitation (3–5 dm).

Popular Questions & Answers

My baby is 7 month old, except breastfeeding he does not take any other milk and even do not take bottle. How I can help him to take formula milk through bottle.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
It is not a great idea to shift to bottled formula milk after 6 months of breast feeds. Please continue breast feeding and start the baby with some home foods such a dal soup, fruit juice, mashed rice, banana, suji kheer, dalia etc. This will reduce the demand for breast feeds, however it is best not to give bottle feeds to a baby.

How many times we should breastfeed and solid food give to 06 months old baby in day kindly advise. Because some time when we feeding cerelac to baby she keeps in mouth only for around 1 minute and then swallow. Some time do not open mouth n cry. What could be a reason. Kindly advise.

MBBS MD DCH FRCP (LONDON), Dch
Pediatrician, Muzaffarpur
Breast feeding should be demand feeding even at 6 months of age. In between introduce in small amount home made mashed cereals fruit and vegetable like dal dalia khichri suji ka halwa. The supplemary feeding should be gradually increased in quantity and frequency. CERELAC IS NOT INDISPENSABLE. Feeding a baby requires lot of patience and should be a enjoyable experience. Best wishes

Can my health increase by gym workout and does it increase my weight also? please advise me.

Nutrition - Management of Weight & Lifestyle Related Disorders
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Weight gain is very slow process as with going to gym you have to eat healthy and frequent meals. You can take 2tsp aleovera + 2 tsp amla Juice+ 2tsp wheat grass juice in equal amount of water empty stomach as these juices help in liver detoxification. In breakfast include options like paneer stuffed besan cheela /1-2 potato stuffed roti+ 1bowl curd/1-2 bowl suji upma+ green chutney + 1cup milk/coffee .Please take fruit shakes (Like banana, mango) + 5-6 almonds and 1-2 walnuts. In lunch have multigrain roti + 1bowl dal /palak paneer/ egg white bhurji + 1bowl salad. Evening have fruits shake/lassi/badam shake Dinner: 1-2 paneer stuffed roti/1-2 multigrain roti+ 1bowl dal+ 1bowl salad. Try to include more frequent meals. Team Nutrihealth.
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My son used to eat everything quite comfortably from beginning but From last few days my Son is not eating anything and only want Milk (formulated) ,Apple and little bit mothers milk. Only one spoon or two he will take and after that don't even open his mouth or take out all the food from mouth. I am afraid he will lose weight. From two days he is having little bit cold cough too. How to feed him well I am upset. I have been giving him right from khichdi, rice powder, bhim banana, suji, but now eating nothing. For my surprise he is not even eating cerelac which was his favourite. Kindly advice.

MBBS, FELLOWSHIP IN PAEDIATRICS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
Hi,Your child he doesn't always meet this ideal. Many toddlers resist eating certain foods or insist on eating only one or two favourite foods. The more you struggle with your child over his or her eating preferences, the more determined he or she will be to defy you. Offering a variety of foods and leaving the choices up to your child will eventually allow him or her to eat a balanced diet on his or her own. Toddlers also like to feed themselves, so whenever possible, offer your child finger foods instead of cooked ones that require a fork or spoon to eat.

What all food has to be given for 9 months old baby? Is cow milk healthy for baby?

MBBS, FELLOWSHIP IN PAEDIATRICS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
You can introduce semisolid foods initially like cerelac, mashed vegetables, mashed fruits. Yes you give cows milk.

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Semolina Flour (Suji) Benefits and Side Effects in Hindi - सूजी के फायदे और नुकसान

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Semolina Flour (Suji) Benefits and Side Effects in Hindi - सूजी के फायदे और नुकसान

सूजी दरअसल एक तरह से आटा का विकल्प है. इसके अलावा यह एक ऐसा खाद्य पदार्थ है. जो आपके भोजन संबंधी सभी उद्देश्यों को भी पूरा करता है. सूजी का प्रयोग हम अपने दैनिक जीवन में ब्रेड पास्ता पिज़्ज़ा क्रस्ट हलवा आदि बनाने के लिए खूब करते रहे हैं. कोलेस्ट्रोल संतृप्त वसा आदि से रहित दलिया दुरूम गेहूं से बनी होती है. हलके पीले रंग वाली सुजीत में प्रोटीन की भरपूर मात्रा पाई जाती है. यह शुगर के मरीजों के लिए एक उपयुक्त आहार के रूप में प्रचलित है. आइए सूजी के ऐसे ही कई फायदों और इसके नुकसान के बारे में विस्तारपूर्वक जानते हैं.

1. प्रतिरोधक क्षमता को बढ़ाने में
सूजी में कई महत्वपूर्ण एंटीऑक्सीडेंट्स पाए जाते हैं. सेलेनियम उनमें से एक है. सेलेनियम का काम हमारे शरीर की कोशिका झिल्ली और डीएनए के ऑक्सीकरण को रोकना होता है. यदि यह ऑक्सीकरण यदि इस ऑक्सीकरण की प्रक्रिया पूरी हो जाती है, तो यह विभिन्न रोगों और हृदय से संबंधित बीमारियों में अपनी भूमिका निभा सकता है. हमारे शरीर में सेलेनियम की प्रचुरता हमारे प्रतिरक्षा तंत्र के लिए भी काफी उपयोगी है.
2. ऊर्जा की पूर्ति के लिए सूजी में
कार्बोहाइड्रेट्स की प्रचुरता इसे हमारे शरीर के ऊर्जा उत्पादन के लिए काफी लाभदायक बनाती है. सुजी को ऐसे लोगों के लिए एक आदर्श भोजन माना जाता है, जिन्हें ऊर्जा की आवश्यकता अधिक होती है. तमाम पोषक तत्वों से समृद्ध सुजी में विटामिन ए और बी कॉन्प्लेक्स पाया जाता है. जो कि इसे एक संतुलित आहार के रुप में स्थापित करता है.
3. कोलेस्ट्रॉल को कम करने में
सूजी का काम हमारे शरीर से कोलेस्ट्रॉल के विकास को रोकना भी है. इसमें पाया जाने वाला ट्रांस एसिड और संतृप्त वसा उच्च कोलेस्ट्रॉल की रोकथाम में सहायक सिद्ध होती है. सूजी को एक डाइट फ़ूड के रूप में आप इस्तेमाल कर सकते हैं. विशेष रुप से जब बुखार या पेट खराब होने जैसी स्थिति हो तो इस दौरान यह काफी उपयोगी साबित होता है.
4. शुगर के उपचार में
शुगर के मरीजों के लिए सुजीत एक बेहतरीन खाद्य पदार्थ है. कह सकते हैं. कि यह उनके लिए भोजन का सबसे अच्छा विकल्प भी है. इसका कारण इसमें कम मात्रा में पाया जाने वाला जीई है. ऐसा इसलिए भी है. क्योंकि सुजीत सफेद आटे की तुलना में हमारे पेट और आंतों में पहुंचने और और सुजीत होने में काफी कम समय लेता है. लेकिन यह धीमी दर पर पड़ता है. और सरकार हमारे शरीर से शर्करा के स्तर को बेहद बेहद प्रभावी ढंग से नियंत्रित करता है. हमारे शरीर में रक्त ग्लूकोज के स्तरों स्तरों मैं तीव्र उतार चढ़ाव को भी रुकता है.
5. वजन कम करने में
सूजी एक डाइट वाले भोजन के रूप में काफी प्रचलित है. इसलिए वजन कम करने वाले लोगों के लिए भी यह एक बेहतर भोजन का विकल्प साबित होता है. सूजी के सेवन से आपको भूख कम लगती है. और आपको जल्दी जल्दी खाना नहीं खाना पड़ता है. इससे आपका वजन कम होता है.
6. शरीर की क्रियाशीलता को बढ़ाने में
हमारे शरीर में तमाम पोषक तत्वों की कमी को पूरा करने में सूजी एक आवश्यक खाद्य पदार्थ है. सूजी का सेवन दिल और किडनी के कार्यों को भी समृद्ध करता है. सुजी का सेवन हमारी मांसपेशियों को सुचारु ढंग से काम करने में भी सहायक है. सुजी में पाया जाने वाला फर्स्ट फुआ एनर्जी मेटाबोलिज्म के लिए आवश्यक है. इस में उपस्थित मैग्नीशियम हड्डी तंत्रिका और मांस पेशियों के स्वास्थ्य को बढ़ाने में मदद करता है.

सूजी के नुकसान

  • सूजी के सेवन से आपको कई बार पेट में दर्द क्रॉनिक डायरिया, ब्लोटिंग जैसी शिकायत हो सकती है.
  • जिन लोगों को गेहूं से एलर्जी है. उन्हें भी सूजी का इस्तेमाल नहीं करना चाहिए
  • सुजी से होने वाले नुकसानों में सिर में दर्द जोड़ों में दर्द आदि भी हैं.
     
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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

B.Sc.(Hons), P.G.Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
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Dietary Tips to get rid of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Hi, I am DT. Sheela Suhag Seharawat, Mentor Diet Clinic. We are in this field since 11 years and treating so many therapeutic patients, adn specially aajkal jo young girls mein ya ladies mein jo ek main problem aa rahi hai wo hai PCOS. PCOD ki kaafi problem aa rahi hai, basically wo start ho jaati hai 15yrs k baad, and PCOD is a hormonal imbalance jis se ki aapke body mein kaafi changes ho jaate hai jo ki aapke weight gain me bhi problem karti hai. So, PCOD ko treat karne k liye definitely aapko ek Gynecologist ki help leni padegi but saath mein aap apne diet ko healthy karke PCOD ko kaafi hadh tak treat kar sakte ho. Qyunki PCOD aur weight loss both are directly realted.


To first of all aapko PCOD control karna hai to aapko apna weight control karna padega and uske liye kuch points aapko apne mind mein rakhne padege. Jaise ki aap PCOD k liye sab se pehle processed food ko na bolein because processed food jitne bhi hotein hai wo aapke hormone imbalance ka problem karega to better hai avoid processed food. Second thing PCOD k liye aap ko apna weight cut down karna padega. Weight k liye aap ko jo main tips, aap k dietician provide kar sakte hai ya aap ko like high fibre diet, low carbs diet, high protein diet wo humein mind me rakhna padega. PCOD k liye humein aapne carbohydrate ko definitely apne diet mein ek controlled way se lena padega. Carbohydrate ko hum jitna low rakhege apne diet mein utna humara PCOD mein wo benefit rahega. Carbohydrate lo but kosish karo wo aap protein k sath lene ki to wo aap ka zyada beneficial rahega.

PCOD k liye aap refined flours ko jitna aap k diet se avoid kar sakte ho utna behtar hai. Refined flours mein jaise suji, maida, jo bhi aap k bahar k junk foods hai un cheezo ko aap jitna avoid kar sakte hai utna aapke liye behtar hoga. And PCOD k liye ek main cheez jo mai definitely aapko bolungi wo hai kam se kam 20-30min ki walk agar aap daily routine me include kar sakte ho to wo aap k liye bohot hi faaidemandh sidh hoga. For further queries you can just connect to us at Lybrate, you can call us, you can text us and you can book an appointment as well.

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6 Evening Snack Ideas

B.Sc.- Dietitics / Nutrition, Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
6 Evening Snack Ideas

Munch on these lip smacking evening snacks:

  1. Spicy tangy aloo chaat- Potatoes, unless fried, have an array of health benefits. Boiled or mashed potatoes can be used to make aloo chaat for an evening snack. Potatoes are rich in nutrients like potassium, copper, manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin B3, and vitamin C. The best part is consumption of boiled or baked potatoes can keep your tummy satisfied for a considerable amount of time. Aloo chaat is easy to make; one can add cucumber, tomato, coconut shavings, peanuts, mint chutney, herbs, lemon juice to diced boiled potatoes to enjoy an evening meal. For flavor, you might even add tomato sauce.
  2. Munch on some dry fruits- Dry fruits are high in dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Having a handful of dry fruit is good for your bowel movements and especially for your skin. It is known to regulate a person's cholesterol levels. People suffering from anemia should have nuts regularly and experience the health benefits.
  3. Upma is a healthy snack- Upma made from suji can keep you fit while fulfilling your hunger. It takes time to digest and thus you feel full for quite some time. This kind of snack will raise your energy levels preventing you from being slackened. It is also great for your kidney health. Suji among Indians is also prepared as a dessert containing lots of sugar. Preparing Upma can keep you safe from the ill- effects of sugar.
  4. Poha is filling and nutritious- Poha is a dish that originated in the land of Maharashtra. It is easy to make and is not time- consuming at all. One may use very little oil while cooking this dish and still have a tasty snack to eat. The dish usually contains vegetables like beans, carrots, and peas and therefore has a high mineral content. It supplies you with iron, necessary carbohydrates and also with vitamin B.
  5. Adai is rich in protein- Lentils and rice in communion can gift us with wonderful snack recipes. A mix of lentil and rice can be used to make an iron and protein rich snack named adai. This snack is a reliable source of fiber, legumes and carbohydrates. It has a rich taste and flavor and can be had with a tomato and coriander dip.
  6. Spiced corn cobs- Corn cobs are the easiest solution to rumbling tummies. One may spice it with salt, chili powder and a generous amount of lemon juice. Corn cobs defend your body against hemorrhoids and colorectal cancer.
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The Healthiest and Unhealthiest Breakfast Foods

Masters In Dietetics & Food Service Management, B.Sc.- Dietitics / Nutrition, Reebok Instructor Course
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
The Healthiest and Unhealthiest Breakfast Foods

Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day, no matter which culture you belong to. The age old saying goes that you should have breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper. Let's look at some of the menu items, which are not considered ideal for breakfast menus on a regular basis along with a few others which are.

Some of the unhealthiest breakfast foods:

  1. Chole bhatture or oily pooris: These are favorite items within Indian breakfast menus. However, they are full of oil and saturated fats. Apart from contributing to diabetes and blood pressure, bloating, acidity, and heartburn are also common side effects.
  2. Pakoras, samosas or kachoris: Common items which are included in many breakfast and snack menus, these oily fries are major contributors to bad cholesterol, reduce good cholesterol and is are major contributors to obesity.
  3. Sugary cereals: While plain corn flakes are good, sugary cereals have processed sugar and are a no-no for breakfast items as they could cause elevated blood glucose levels and thus cause a host of problems.
  4. Medu vada: While having a medu vada once or twice is alright, having it as a daily breakfast item will add a lot of oil to your diet and so, should be avoided.
  5. Bakery items: Many bakery items such as doughnut, Tiffin cakes, and sweet breads usually tend to have a lot of processed sugar, refined flour and additives which can be harmful to your health.

Some healthy breakfast foods:

  1. Idli: This is a staple breakfast item in southern India and is very healthy as it is prepared by steaming rice mixes. However, reduce spicy chutneys or side dishes while consuming idlis as they can be quite bad for health.
  2. Upma: Another export of the south, upma is now loved all over India and the world. Made with suji or rawa and very little oil, this is a great and filling breakfast alternative.
  3. Poha or Chivra pulao: Made from flattened rice flakes, poha, also known as chivda pulao, is a great healthy alternative and should be incorporated in breakfast diets.
  4. Indian veg sandwiches: As long as the bread is whole wheat, this is a very healthy option as it is usually made with vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers and potatoes and also has chutney as the dressing.
  5. Dosa: Another great option from southern India, this is a great breakfast food if the sambar and accompanying dishes are cooked in less oil and have fewer spices.
  6. Khakra: This dish which comes from Gujarat is also a great breakfast item and can also become a low calorie snack for cravings in between meals.
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Easy tips for weight loss and good physical health

B.Sc.- Food & Nutrition, M.Sc- Food Science & Nutrition, NET (LS)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
Easy tips for weight loss and good physical health
  • Include small frequent meals at regular intervals instead of just 2-3 large meals.
  • Replace refined grains like maida and white rice with whole grains like atta , dalia, suji, barley, oats, jowar, millets (ragi, bajra) and brown rice. Use a combination of different grains in a single meal.
  • Include salads with healthy dressings like curd/ lemon/ vinegar/ mint, etc. twice a day.
  • Consume 2-3 fruits regularly along with peel.
  • Avoid packaged/ canned/ processed/ junk foods/ sugar products on a daily basis.
  • Replace fizzy drinks with coconut water/ buttermilk (chaans)/ lassi/ fresh fruit juice.
  • Consume cereals in measured amounts. Small plates and bowls help in controlling the portion size.
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Table of Content

Semolina Flour (Suji)
Nutritional Value of Semolina Flour (Suji)
Health Benefits of Semolina Flour (Suji)
Healthy Muscle
Improves heart health
Prevents anaemia
Prevents overeating
Easy Bowel Movement
Promote Immunity
Boost energy
Weight Loss
Uses of Semolina Flour (Suji)
Side-Effects & Allergies of Semolina Flour (Suji)
Cultivation of Semolina Flour (Suji)