A Delhi-based wellness expert, Dr Geeta Grewal said that she would prefer ragi and jowar atta over oats. “Ragi and Jowar would be my pick because they are a low-glycemic foods and do not cause inflammation in the gut. Furthermore, they are prebiotic and are loaded with micronutrients.”
She said that the body can absorb the nutrients better when they are present in natural foods. These grains decrease the inflammation of the gut and the micronutrients optimise the body’s functioning.
However, as per Dr Priyanka Rohtagi, Chief Clinical Nutritionist, Apollo Hospitals, oats atta and jowar atta are much-preferred choice as compared to ragi. She explained that, “oats and jowar contain 10 per cent fibre and make you feel fuller for a longer period of time while ragi contains 2.7 per cent fiber.
The convenience of cooking also plays a role here. She adds that it is easier to cook jowar and oats, as compared to ragi. Also, ragi, when roasted, has more glycemic index.