Red Poha/ Lal Poha does not contain any cholesterol and trans fat and is packed with iron
Eating red poha regularly can prevent iron deficiency or anaemia as it contains 20 mg of iron in every 100g raw Red Poha.
Children as well as pregnant and lactating women can benefit greatly by consuming it. Softened poha is also a great way to add dietary iron when an infant is weaned from mother's milk. Sufficient iron helps the body to from hemoglobin that carries oxygen to body cells and also builds immunity
A Complete Meal:
Mixed vegetables can be added to red Poha to make it richer in vitamins, minerals and fibre. Add sprouts, soya nuggets, peanuts and even boiled eggs to make a well-balanced and high-protein meal. Poha also makes a tasty and healthy packed lunch for toddlers as well as office goers.
A Good Source of Carbs:
A bowl of tasty healthy Red Poha is great breakfast as it gives carbohydrates to keep you going for entire day. Carbohydrates are needed to help our body store energy, and perform various other functions. But getting your carb intake from healthy sources is vital and poha is one healthy source. Try this fibre-rich carbohydrate diet to prevent diabetes
It can be eaten for snack too in the place of unhealthy options such as chips and biscuits
Good for Diabetics:
Red Poha is considered to be a great meal option for diabetics as it promotes slow release of sugar into the bloodstream. It also keeps you full for longer time. A single serving is enough to keep you going without hunger pangs and reach for unhealthy sweets and junk food.