Besan is also called gram flour and is made of variety of ground chickpea. Gram flour is rich in fiber content and high proportion of carbohydrate also present in it. Apart from this it also contains minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, selenium, manganese, phosphorous, zinc, iron, Vitamin A etc.,
There are many health benefits of consuming gram flour. They are as follows
Good for heart health:
100gms of besan has got 846mg of potassium and this is great. It is well known fact that potassium lower our BP levels. High BP gives high risk of heart attack, by the intake of gram flour our BP could be maintained.
Leads to weight loss:
Due to Consumption of gram flour our bad cholesterol gets lowered and good cholesterol would be increased hence it leads to weight loss in us. So, those who interested to shed their weight here comes a good news. It is also rich in fiber and protein content and these two keep our stomach full.
Bones get strong:
Gram flour contains calcium and phosphorous and it plays an important role in the bone formation. So consumption of gram flour is important for our bones to be strong.
Helps to treat Anemia:
It is a fact that 100gms of gram flour contains 4mg of iron. Iron deficiency in us leads to Anemia. This deficiency can overcome by intake of gram flour.
Gram flour could improve the insulin sensitivity and it also possess low glycemic index and hence it is good for diabetes. It is very important to use gram flour while making chapatis so that our health would get benefited.