Rice and chapati are considered as the staple food of India. Many kinds of research have been done to find out which one is healthier than other or can people consume it together or not? The recent study on the nutritional statistics of both food items showed that they have different nutritional value and people can consume it together if they are cooked in the right way.
1. Rice statistics
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Generally, rice is consumed in all parts of India but the polishing process is depleting its nutritional value. And because of the low fibre content, it is suggested to cook rice in a pressure cooker with the required amount of water as it increases the starch level in the body. It is also suggested that one can consume rice bran and brown rice as it reduces the blood cholesterol.
2. Chapati statistics
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The fibre content of chapati is less as compared to rice and for this reason, it is always suggested to consume it with vegetables and salad which are high in fibre. And one should avoid applying ghee or butter on the chapatis as it has a high content of cholesterol and saturated fat. You can add soya or bajra flour to increase its nutritional level.
3. How to consume it together?
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In India, people have a habit of eating rice and chapati together. But most of us are confused that whether to consume it together or not. Many health experts have said that both the food items have different nutritional value but an equal level of carbohydrate. So, consume it together if you can balance the nutritional content with fibre-rich salads and vegetables.
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Both the food items are good for human body. And if you want to consume it together then you can munch on the combination by keeping the equal proportion in mind so that your calorie intake is balanced.