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Sakthi Lunch     

           Whole Wheat based chappati, roti, pasta, etc. Use only stone ground flour which are truly whole wheat flour. Other "claimed" whole wheat flours may not be 100% whole wheat but mixed with white flour. Like rice polished refined wheat flour is devoid of fiber and nutrients and cause all health problems in the long run. So try to use as much possible whole wheat grain.

           Corn based tortillas are very healthy if it prepared in the traditional Mexican way of fermenting corn with lime and grinding it to flour and then making tortillas with it.

           Rye also can be used in the form of whole rye flour and be made aschappati, roti, pasta.

              Rye  Grain                                Barley Grain

rye-grain   barley-grain

          Whole Barley can be used like rice by soaking it overnight before cooking it. Pearl barley is devoid of fiber and nutrients and so try to use whole barley. Whole Barley chappati , roti also can be made. Laboratory studies show that the insoluble fiber found in barley can be extremely effective in maintaining regular intestinal function which may help reduce the incidence of certain types of cancer such as colon cancer. Extensive research on barley's soluble fiber has shown that it can help lower blood cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.”

             Quinoa and Buckwheat (whole grains) also can be used like rice and wheat.

                      Quinoa                                      Buckwheat

 quin  buck