Atta is one of the most commonly used kitchen ingredients in our homes. Besides helping prepare some delicious food items that nourish our bodies, atta also has a number of other benefits. It is especially beneficial for our skin and hair which is not known to many.
Flatbreads made with atta such as rotis, parathas, pooris and more form a huge part of our daily diet. Atta can only be used to prepare a number of other delicacies such as Halwa, Barfi and Ladoos. It can also be used for baking bread, cakes, muffins and various other sweet and savoury snacks. However, not many know that atta cannot just be consumed for its nutrients that benefit the body but can also be applied to the skin? Atta also has nutrients that contribute to the health of our skin and hair. Let us find out more about how atta benefits our skin and hair not just through consumption but in other ways too.
- Wheat flour is a source of dietary fibre which aids in digestion and the elimination of toxins from our body. If digestion is healthy, it contributes greatly to the overall well-being of our skin and hair too.
- Atta also contains Selenium which helps fight against infections of the skin since it is an antioxidant. Selenium also aids in the process of preventing wrinkles and dry skin. It also boosts the growth of hair, arrests the loss of hair and restricts dandruff formation.
- Atta imparts the healing qualities of Zinc to your body which keeps skin problems such as acne and oily skin at bay. This mineral is also beneficial for the health of your hair, and aids in the prevention of hair loss.
- When used in the form of face packs along with other natural ingredients such as fresh cream, atta has the ability to impart numerous benefits for your skin. These atta based face packs can help reduce tanning of the skin, reduce oiliness, rejuvenate and hydrate your facial skin and more.
- Atta is also a source of magnesium, a mineral that is responsible for balancing the body’s hormonal levels. It promotes the body’s ability to resist against skin disorders, and also boosts the quality of your sleep. Being well-rested can have a tremendously positive impact on your anxiety and stress levels thereby benefitting your skin and hair greatly.
It is thus abundantly clear that atta, or whole wheat flour has a variety of beneficial properties for our skin and hair not only through consumption but also by the means of application on the skin.