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    Published On : Tue, Feb 13th, 2018
    ShoutOut Nagpur | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

    The Seven Benefits of eating Sabudana / Tapioca

    Many Nagpurians will be fasting for Mahashivratri today. re you one of those who does eat Sabudana khichdi on fasts but believes it is ‘difficult to digest and not good for health?’
    Many, dismiss it off as ‘high calorie and starchy’ food.

    Well, you are wrong. Very wrong! We give seven compelling reasons why sabudana is good for you.
    ( sabudana khichdi, with peanuts and potatoes, is even better.)

    1.Tapioca is rich in iron and calcium, which helps maintain bone health. You can prevent osteoporosis and other bone conditions by adding a regular dose of tapioca to your diet.

    2. Sabudana is a good source of protein, which helps with muscle building, healing and strengthening. So vegetarians, turn to sabudana for your daily protein intake.

    3. You can eat a bowl of soaked sabudana with some chopped green chillies, crushed peanuts and potatoes to fight fatigue after a hectic day. Together, the mixture is loaded with carbohydrates, iron, Vitamin C, proteins and healthy fats. This will make you feel energetic in a matter of minutes.

    4. It helps to keep bones healthy. Sabudana is rich in calcium.It helps to keep the bones healthy as it contains vitamin K and iron as well. People who have weak bones should include Sabudana in their daily diet. Moreover, it is a light food and easy to digest.

    5. Regulates blood pressure: Eating of Sabudana every day helps to regulate the blood pressure. It is rich in potassium and helps in the proper blood flow in the body. It brings the cardiovascular system right in function.

    6. Specially good during pregnancy: Sabudana is rich in vitamin B complex and folic acid as well. A woman should eat a bowl of sabudana for proper development of the fetus.

    7. Aids digestion: Sabudana helps in aiding the problem of constipation and indigestion. It regulates proper bowel movement.

    It is not necessary to eat sabudana only as khichdi. Soaked sabudana can be used for making crisp wadas for the taste conscious and kheer for the diet conscious! Sabudana kheer is healthier than other kheers since milk doesn’t have to be thickened for it; in fact one can add a mixture of water and milk also.

    Another helpful factor is that now a days Sabudana dishes are available almost at every nook and corner as street food, specially in the mornings.

    So just relax and enjoy this popular dish of Maharashtra!

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