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6 amazing health benefits of semolina or suji

Heat semolina or rava in a pan till it gives an aroma. Add some jaggery to it and stir properly. Now add the apple kiwi mixture to this.

Add this food item to your diet to reap in its benefits.

Written by Editorial Team |Updated : July 28, 2015 10:45 AM IST

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Semolina or 'suji' is a coarsely ground grain often used while making pastas, porridge or upma. Like several other types of wheat, it contains gluten which makes it very unsafe for those suffering from celiac disease. Semolina is also known for its great taste and lovely texture. It is light and one of the best dishes you could consume during the night. Here are a few health benefits of this food item.

Prevents overeating

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Semolina is made up of durum wheat which means it keeps you full for a longer period of time and prevents you from overeating. In other words, you will be able 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. Here 's a semolina pancake recipe you could try.

Boosts energy

Semolina is also known for boosting energy. It is ideal for all those living an active lifestyle. It keeps your body charged throughout the day, helps you perform better and prevents the general sense of lethargy felt during afternoons mostly. Make sure you add some vegetables to the dish to add more flavour and fibre.

Keeps bones and nervous system healthy

Semolina is great for your bone health and nervous system too. It increases bone density and keeps them healthy and strong. It contains phosphorus, zinc and magnesium which is necessary for the maintenance of a good nervous system. Here are 7 exercises to improve bone health.

Improves heart health

Semolina is excellent for your heart as well. It improves your 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 anemia

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. Here are diet tips to beat anemia.

Caution: If you are gluten-intolerant, keep away from semolina.

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