On hearing the name of sago, a picture of a food item like white colored seeds or pearls comes to mind. Often, during fasting, normal food is abandoned and in its place, sabudana dishes are consumed. Apart from fasting, sago is also used in many dishes. Everyone will be aware about the kheer and khichdi of Sabudana (Tapioca). Do you know that sago, eaten in the form of dishes and dishes, is also beneficial for your health.

What happens to sabudana?

Sabudana is a white pearl-like edible substance. It is made from starch extracted from the root of cassava, which looks like a sweet potato and grows under the soil. At first it is in the form of a liquid. Then it is given the shape of small grains like solid beads with the help of machines.

Know how Sabudana is beneficial for your health

1. Sabudana is effective in increasing weight

According to the research of USDA (US Department of Agriculture), weight can be increased by consuming sago. A good amount of calories and carbohydrates are found in sago. Consuming both calories and carbohydrates can lead to weight gain. Both of these help in increasing fat by absorbing energy in the body.

2. Use of sago in protection from heat

During exercise our body uses glycogen (fat) as extra energy. Due to this the level of heat in our body starts increasing.

When you start feeling very hot during menopause, then sago can give you relief. Image : Shutterstock

In such a situation, consuming sago can be beneficial for you. The carbohydrate found in it balances the body’s metabolic level and provides energy in the form of glucose, which leads to less consumption of glycogen. This helps in reducing the heat.

3. Sabudana is beneficial for bones

If your bones are weak, then sago can prove beneficial in strengthening your bones. According to USDA research, good amounts of calcium and magnesium are found in sago. While calcium strengthens your bones as they grow, iron helps prevent bone disorders like osteoporosis. The magnesium present in it provides strength to prevent bones from breaking and fight many problems.

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4. Sabudana gives instant energy

Do you get tired quickly while working and you feel lack of energy in the body. If so, then you need to consume sago. Sabudana not only gives you energy, but it also gives you the strength to work longer. The protein present in it strengthens the muscles and prevents fatigue. This allows you to work longer without getting tired.

5. Controls Blood Pressure Sabudana

Sabudana can also be beneficial in removing the problem of high blood pressure. The fiber, potassium and phosphorus found in it can help you control your rising blood pressure. The fiber present in it controls high blood pressure by reducing plasma cholesterol levels.

Know how to include sago in the diet

Consuming sago in a limited quantity makes it taste as well as health. You can consume it anytime. So let us know in which ways sago can be included in the diet.

aap alag alag wyanjano ke roop me sabudana ko shamil kar sakte hain
You can include sabudana in your diet in the form of different dishes. Image : Shutterstock
  1. Sabudana khichdi is popular.
  2. You can also make vadas out of sabudana and include them in your morning or evening snacks as snacks.
  3. Sabudana papad is also a delicious dish eaten during fasting. You can replace it with potato or dal papad.
  4. In Maharashtra, sabudana thalipeeth is made by mixing mashed potatoes, ground peanuts, green chillies, coriander leaves, cumin, lemon juice, sugar and salt in sago flour. This is a delicious dish. But it would be better to consume it in limited quantity.

Prepare sago kheer in sweet

Everyone eats rice and vermicelli kheer, why not now taste the sago pudding too. It is very easy to make and it is very light to eat.

for this you need

1 cup sago, 1 liter milk, 1 cups brown sugar, 4 cardamom, saffron

Prepare Sabudana Kheer in this way

  1. Soak sago in water for about 15 minutes.
  2. Simultaneously, add brown sugar and cardamom to the milk and boil it.
  3. After this add sago to it and after about 5 minutes add 1 cup of water and cook till the sago swells.
  4. Mix saffron in cup warm milk and keep it for about 10 minutes and add it to the sabudana kheer.
  5. Delicious Sabudana Kheer is ready.

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