Benefits Of Consuming Sattu In The Morning


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Health experts and nutritionists always emphasize how you should start your day with a healthy, wholesome, filling plate that would kickstart your metabolism and fuel you for the day ahead. But so many of us simply skip breakfast or if we do not, our breakfast seldom meets the nutritional requirement it should. Several studies suggest that your breakfast should include at least 15-30 grams of protein, fiber, some complex carbohydrates to go with them and a small amount of fat. This combination should pack you with good health benefits for each day.

Wondering what should you be eating then? The ingredients to include in the first meal of your day, something that contains the right mix of these macronutrients? One ingredient you most definitely should include is Sattu. In this article, we will tell you all about the benefits of consuming sattu and why you should eat it every morning!

Why Sattu?

Sattu, once the poor man's protein, is the rising star of the vegan world today thanks to its amazing health benefits. Sattu is flour ground from Bengal gram or chana dal that grows abundantly in the central and eastern states of India like Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal. Every 100 grams of sattu contains about 25 grams of protein, 64 grams of carbohydrates, 18 grams of fiber, 5 grams of fat, calcium and many other minerals such as iron, manganese, magnesium and folate.

With this nutritional profile, it fulfils all the qualifying criteria of being a healthy meal ingredient – standalone or combined with others. Sattu ka atta is a great plant-based source of protein, rich in fiber and good for gut health, contains carbohydrates that combined with the protein helps gradually digest food and keep you full until your lunchtime. It's also a natural coolant, extremely good for digestion with the high fiber content, as well as diabetic friendly. This makes it perfect for breakfast! But there are more reasons why you should eat sattu ka atta and specifically in the morning –

Breaking your fast with Sattu 

Keeps you alert

Your brain needs essential amino acids to function at optimal levels, which are provided by protein. A protein-rich breakfast is thus the key to your alertness right from the beginning of the day – it raises the brain’s tyrosine levels which helps it produce neurotransmitters like norepinephrine and dopamine to keep you feeling awake, alert and energetic. Sattu, being high on protein content is thus a great choice to break your fast with.

Keeps you full for long

Science says that when you eat a meal, your body first utilizes carbohydrates and then protein. Simple carbs get digested quickly but complex ones take longer and then comes the turn of proteins, which helps you keep full for long.

The proteins and complex carbohydrate pairing in Sattu Atta does exactly this, it helps you gradually digest the meal, keeping you full until its lunchtime and energized for long. It contributes to the feeling of satiety, keeps hunger pangs and cravings at bay.

Helps manage blood sugar levels

Proteins in the morning help jump start your metabolism and manage your blood sugar levels.

If you are a diabetic, this is all the more important for you every day and Organic sattu flour can help make the perfect to start your day mixed with a glass of water. Take it first thing in the morning. Regular consumption would help you manage your sugar levels along with your blood pressure.

Boosts your performance

If you work out, sattu can be your pre-workout protein drink because provides you with energy and strength. The protein helps build new muscle and bone cells and prevents your body from using up the protein stored in your body for recovery.

Whether you are 100% vegan or not, you should always go for Sattu Atta that is 100% organic. Two Brothers Organic Farm only sells Organic Sattu Flour that is made from desi Bengal gram that is gluten-free and devoid of any synthetic fillers, making it a completely natural and healthy plant protein source you can trust. Apart from being a native variety, our sattu ka atta is sand roasted and stone ground for that earthy flavour that is its distinctive quality and to keep its nutritional values intact.

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