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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

Dear Doctors My sister's baby turned 7 months now. At the time of delivery he was underweight (1.8 kg). Seems like Breast milk is not sufficient/ Enough for him. Is there any nutritional food which we can give in 7 months?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
U have not mentioned his present wt. By now supplementary food must have been given. Now you can give semi solids like suji kheer Dal khichadi etc and dairy milk 2 to 3 times in a day in addition to breast milk.
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Respected sir My son is 3 year old and last two month some small grains leaving on his face. As per opinions of skin specialist we have done laser but, after few days grains again back. Photo of his face also attach for your info and get best medical advise. thanks you.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
This is right time to start supplementary food preferably prepared at home including milk and its products available in home as suji kheer Dal khichadi etc 2 to 3 times in a day and continue breastfeeding.

Sir/ Madam my daughter is about to complete 6 Month. What are the food chart recommended for her? Cerelac or baby Horlicks which one is preferable? What should be the frequency/ratio between formula milk and breast milk?

DNB (Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician, Surat
1. There is no ratio for any formula. Give breast milk n one by one introduced home cooked freshly prepared food. Initially with soft gruel like consistency and dense with some added fat. No market product is advisable and needed or healthy.
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How to reduce belly fat as a South Indian diet. With simple exercises. And I am a chair working person.

B.Sc.(Hons), P.G.Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
Hi, You need to have a balanced diet with less of carbohydrates and fat intake. Increase your protein and fiber with foods like milk, paneer, eggs, chicken, pulses, soybean, chana, sprouts. Also have -3 servings of fruits, vegetables and salad in your daily diet. Don't skip breakfast and have a light and early dinner. You can visit any of our clinics too for further consultation and daily diet plans and lose 4-5 kg in a month. You can eat in south indian foods like suji idli with sambhar, plain dosa, uttapum etc but avoid coconut chutney.
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I have 2 question 1 is that I am doing breastfeeding and my baby is 6 month should I take Iron and Calcium and how long it take and second one is that my milk production is low what to do to increase it can I take asparagus for it.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
U may continue calcium n iron if you r anaemic. Sincebaby is 6 months old continue breastfeeding whatever milk is produced is sufficient to baby. Add dairy milk and supplements cereals like suji kheer Dal khichadi etc once or twice in a day.

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

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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 and 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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Low calorie healthy food

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Dietitian/Nutritionist, Lucknow
Low calorie healthy food

Mother is the first Teacher, guardian , Protector of a child. Rightly Said'. the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world'. our Mom taught us the art of healthy eating at an very early age. we all siblings relishes , enjoys , eats different variety and tastes of food items. So this recipe is Directly from My MOM's Kitchen smile emoticon
You will know that How a simple IDLI with Calorie Filled Chutney can be made into a very Nutritious, Creative , and Low calorie healthy SNACK..

Colorful Veg Rawa idly
Ingredients 
2 cup rvaa (suji)
2 cup curd
Salt for taste
1 Capsicum (sharply chopped)
1/2 cup cauliflower (chopped)
1/4 cup green peas
2 green chillis (chopped)
1 inch ginger (chopped)
1 tsp channa dal
1/2 tsp mustard leaves
Instructions
Whisk the curd and add rawa, Whisk the MIX very well, so that lumps are not formed. Now add water and salt into it along with chopped vegetables, ginger, green chilli and coriander leaves. Leave the side mixture for 15-20 minutes. Now add baking soda into the mixture after 20 minutes and mix well. Pour 2 cup water into the cooker and put it on the heat. Grease the idli stand with little oil and pour the mixture in each blocks. Now place this stand into the cooker. Close the lid of the cooker and the whistle from it. Within 8-10 minutes the idli will get properly steamed from inside. You can easily make 10-12 idli at one time depending on the size of the idli stand. Check the idli with the fork. If it comes out clean then the idli is ready to serve. Take out the stand from the cooker and let it cool down. Take out the idli's from the stand and put them on the plate. Serve the Veg Rawa Idli with chutney

Channa Curry leave chutney

Ingredients 
2 to 3 tbsp. Chana Roasted
8 large sprigs of curry leaves 
1 small piece of ginger or garlic
¼ tsp. cumin
2 to 3 Red chills or green chilies
Lemon juice or tamarind as wish
Salt as needed
Oil 1 tsp
½ tsp mustard seed
Instructions
Soak tamarind in little warm water Blend Roasted Chana, Curry leaves, Ginger, Garlic, Cumin powder, Green chilli and Tamarind everything together with enough water. Heat a tsp oil, add mustard seeds when it sputters, pour the seasoning on the chutney. curry leaves chutney is ready to serve.In 5 min you have a tasty low calorie High Protein Chutney ready..

 

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)