Close [X]
LOG IN
Close [X]
PLEASE LOG IN OR REGISTER

Sorry, you need to be a registered member and logged in to access this page.
Please login or register below.

REGISTER

It's easy, quick and FREE!




  1. #1
    vidyasundar's Avatar
    vidyasundar is offline Junior ILite
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    City
    Benghazi
    State
    Tripoli
    Country
    Libya
    Posts
    221

    Default eating chapathi/roti

    Hi IL
    Is eating chapathi or roti is not good can anyone clear this doubt since i have a habbit of taking chapathis daily especially at night and my neighbour told me its not good for health

    thanks and regards

    Admin Note: Do check the following relevant thread discussions

    Know Your Calories
    Replacement for white rice
    Health Weight Gain
    eating chapathi/roti
    Some info and thoughts on weightloss/healthy eating/dieting sensibily

    Last edited by coolblues; 23rd January 2013 at 04:39 PM. Reason: Include relevant links

  2. #2
    yamusarna's Avatar
    yamusarna is offline Silver ILite
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    City
    Bangalore
    State
    Karnataka
    Country
    India
    Posts
    509

    Default Re: eating chapathi/roti

    Hi,

    I have to contradict your neighbour. As far as I know it is one of the main dishes in a lot of parts of India,I would be able to tell in detail if you could tell me what she meant by saying chappatis are not good for health, i mean in which aspect?
    If she meant to say it is not good fo weight watchers, then may be she is partly right, as it has carb. Its just fine unless you dont eat too many chappatis at night.
    As far as I know, chappatis with wheat flour, have Carbs and fibre.
    You can google out chappati calories, or chappati nutrients to clear your doubts.

    Regards,
    Yamuna.

    Last edited by yamusarna; 18th September 2007 at 11:35 AM.

  3. #3
    Aabhi's Avatar
    Aabhi is offline Gold ILite
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    City
    -
    State
    -
    Country
    India
    Posts
    1,100

    Default Re: eating chapathi/roti

    Hi Vidya,

    I wonder how your neighbour can suggest such things. Doctors suggest to intake wheat food than rice for dinner. As per my personal experience, my doctor advised me to replace even rice dosa/rice sadam with chapathi or roti especially for dinner. As far as the calories are concern, rice & wheat are almost equal. We just have to watch out the portions.

    Great you are having chapathies everyday, Iam having hard time in switching on to rotis.


  4. #4
    roopadadia's Avatar
    roopadadia is offline Gold ILite
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    City
    pune
    State
    maharashtra
    Country
    India
    Posts
    1,784

    Default Re: eating chapathi/roti

    Hi,

    According to the yoga institute having the previous days chapatti/roti in the morning is best for breakfast.

    If you want to watch calories then dont apply ghee on the rotis and also add very little oil while kneading the flour. Also make sure that you use wheat flour to make the rotis and not refined flour.

    Roopa.


  5. #5
    vidyasundar's Avatar
    vidyasundar is offline Junior ILite
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    City
    Benghazi
    State
    Tripoli
    Country
    Libya
    Posts
    221

    Default Re: eating chapathi/roti

    Dear ILs,
    Thanks for ur suggestions. actually eating rotis or chapathi at night is bad since it requires 4- 6 hrs to digest and produces lots of heat it seems thats y she asked me not to eat rotis at night daily. otherwise wheat rotis or the best supplement for rice for diet watchers no doubt in that.
    thanks and regards
    vidyasundar


  6. #6
    Sumathy is offline Junior ILite
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    City
    Bangalore
    State
    Karnanataka
    Country
    India
    Posts
    137

    Default Re: eating chapathi/roti

    Hi Vidya,

    In my experience also, chapathis can cause digestion problems/flatulence if taken in night for some people. The reason is the 'Gluten' in wheat in chapathis which cannot be easily digested by some people (more a genetic reason).

    During my pregnancy, I suffered from back pain and one of the main reasons was gas. As per a nutritionist's advice, I cut back on many things including dhal, corn, some veg like cauliflower, and chapathis in night and got good relief.

    It is also my experience that you can slowly get back to the normal diet by improving your digestion by yoga or other healthy dietary practices. Take care,

    Sumathy


  7. #7
    vidyasundar's Avatar
    vidyasundar is offline Junior ILite
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    City
    Benghazi
    State
    Tripoli
    Country
    Libya
    Posts
    221

    Default Re: eating chapathi/roti

    thank you vary much Sumathy. if i take rotis i dont find any problem with me or I might have not noticed let me monitor and go as per ur advice.
    thanks and regards
    vidya


  8. #8
    Shanvy's Avatar
    Shanvy is online now IL Hall Of Fame
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    City
    chennai
    State
    tamilnadu
    Country
    India
    Posts
    19,053
    Blog Entries
    149

    Default Re: eating chapathi/roti

    Hi vidya,

    As other's have already given you views.. i think unless you have a problem it is ok to have rotis/chapathi everyday...but ensure you use whole wheat..to make it healthy.....

    Though rice/chappathi have the same number of calories....rice digests faster and makes you feel hungry...chappathi takes time and helps in keeping you full...this is helpful in lot of situations like diabetes , diet watching...





    Everyone wants to change humanity, but no one is willing to start from themselves......

    You make it easy..;
    A cup of coffee
    Turning Eighteen!! and 20 years@ Sanguine squiggles

  9. #9
    Abha is offline Silver ILite
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    City
    Phoenix
    State
    Arizona
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    509

    Default Re: eating chapathi/roti

    Who says Chapathi is not good ! i have had chapathis all my life and never had any problems... and to talk in dietary terms... chapathi has carbs which are good for us... wheat has a lot of nutrients... however rice has the kind of carbs which are fattening and also it doesnt have any nutrients...

    so in fact having rice is harmful... and having rice in night is even more fattening... ask any doctor or any dietician.. they will give you a similar reply.. if someone wants to reduce sugar levels or if someone wants to be slimmer... the keyword is to avoid rice.

    ~Abha


  10. #10
    Anandchitra's Avatar
    Anandchitra is offline IL Hall Of Fame
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    City
    xxxxxx
    State
    xxxxxx
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    6,618
    Blog Entries
    100

    Default Re: eating chapathi/roti

    Abha sounds very sensible. i agree completely with her. thanks for all the ideas.


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 03:03 PM.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283