Health Benefits Of Upma

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Rava is nutritious. So, the upma made of wheat rava is surely a healthy breakfast option. There are several varieties of wheat rava available in India.

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Rava is nothing but the substance obtained by grinding wheat. Some varieties of rava are finely ground whereas some are coarsely ground.All of us use wheat flour to prepare roti. In the same way, wheat rava is use to prepare upma in south India.

In every 100 grams of wheat rava there are approximately 71 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fibre, only one gram of fat, 12 grams of protein and some minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium and zinc. And of course, there are some vitamins (B-complex group) in it.

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Now, let us discuss about the health benefits of upma made of wheat rava.


It Digests Slowly

Your body digests upma slowly. This is an advantage as it will keep you full for long. So, you don't need to snack on anything else.


Good For Immunity

The vitamins present in wheat rava are good for your immunity. Mainly, Vitamin B and E in it fortify your immune system.


Keeps You Energetic

Even health experts agree that upma can keep you energetic. Also, when you add enough vegetables to it, you can get some fibre content too.


Good For Kidneys

The potassium content present in wheat rava is good for your kidneys. In fact, it enhances the function of your kidneys.


Good For Your Heart

The nutrients present in wheat rava are heart healthy. Also, the selenium content in it is said to be good for your immune system.



Generally onions, tomatoes and potatoes are added to upma.You can also add green peas and any other vegetables to it. This helps you get lots of vitamins and minerals in your diet. This makes upma nutritious.


Good For Bones

Minerals like magnesium, phosphorous and zinc present in wheat rava are good for your nervous system and bones too.


Good Source Of Iron

As what rava is a good source of iron, it can prevent anemia. Also, it enhances your blood circulation.



You can add various types of nuts like ground nuts and cashew nuts in upma. This will make it tastier and of course, you can reap the health benefits of the buts too.

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Story first published: Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 13:28 [IST]
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