Whole wheat flour is a staple of a balanced Indian diet. From breakfast to dinner, whole wheat is often used in Indian diet plans to meet the daily carbohydrates requirements. Also, it is said that whole wheat flour is a nutrient-rich alternative to refined flour, offering a range of health benefits due to its higher content of fiber, vitamins, and minerals.Whole wheat flour is a good source of essential nutrients, including B vitamins (such as thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, and folate), iron, magnesium, and zinc. It also contains various phytochemicals, which are plant compounds that have antioxidant properties and contribute to overall health. The soluble fiber in whole wheat flour can help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of heart disease.
As per experts, while whole wheat flour has many benefits, if certain other elements are added to the humble flour, it can help boost overall metabolism and also protect the body from other health issues. Take a look at 6 things one can add to whole wheat flour to enhance its nutritional values.
Fenugreek Seeds (Methi Dana): It is said to help control blood sugar, increase insulin, and improve liver and digestion that further boost weight loss. All you need to do is lightly roast and grind the seeds. Mix 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of the powder into the flour, depending on the amount of flour you’re using.
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Flax Seeds (Alsi): It helps improve heart health, relieves joint pain, and is rich in omega-3 fatty acids that further helps control blood sugar levels. Simply dry roast and grind the seeds. Mix 1 teaspoon of the powder into the flour for every four rotis you make.

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Carom Seeds (Ajwain): It is proven to help treat the issue of gas and acidity. It is suggested to lightly roast and grind the seeds. Mix 1 teaspoon of the powder into half a kilo (500 grams) of flour.

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Sesame Seeds (Til): It is proven to boost joint health, as it is rich in calcium and antioxidants. Simply roast and grind the seeds. Mix 1 to 2 teaspoons of the powder into half a kilo (500 grams) of flour.

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Amaranth (Rajgira): It is a gluten-free option, which is rich in protein that helps decrease cholesterol, and provides essential nutrients. All you need to do is, mix 1 cup of amaranth flour into every kilo (1000 grams) of wheat flour.

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Moringa Flour (Sahjan): Rich in fiber and antioxidants, it helps boost the immune system, and is rich in vitamins and minerals and has anti-inflammatory properties. Simply mix 1 to 2 teaspoons of moringa powder into the flour, starting with a smaller amount (around 1/2 teaspoon) due to its strong taste, and gradually increasing if desired.

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