Which Is Better For Weight Loss - Rice Or Chapatti?

Posted In: Dietician-Nutritionist     2018-02-22     39

An Indian meal is incomplete without chapatti or rice or both. These staple foods of Indian cuisine are either taken for breakfast, lunch or dinner.


These days most of the people believe that rice or chapatti is one and only reason for weight gain. This article will help you to understand that both are equally essential if consumed in the right proportion.


Rice is usually the most blamed grain for obesity or excess weight gain and that the reason people give up rice during their weight loss process. In most of the cases, people switch to chapattis or rotis, which is considered to be a healthier option.


According to the experts, both rice and wheat provide equal amounts of carbohydrate and calorific values, apart from nutritional value because chapatti has more proteins and fibers as compared to rice. So whether you eat chapattis or a bowl of rice, you are going to get the same levels calories.


The reason why people prefer chapattis or rice is that chapattis are a great source of fiber and make you feel full for a longer time. On the other hand, rice is easier to digest due to the presence of starch content that is why you feel hungry often and it also lacks nutrients as well as fiber. As one rice bowl fails to fill your stomach, you end up eating more, which causes more calorie intake and hence, promotes weight gain. Book an online doctor appointment in Bangalore with Cureplus according to your need. 


Do not ditch rice; just make sure you are eating the correct quantity. But if you are planning to avoid rice, then make sure you are replacing it with high protein and low-fat foods


Nutritional value of both rice and chapattis



Folate, a water-soluble vitamin B is found in both rice and chapatti. Rice is a better folate’s source as compared to chapatti.



With each serving of chapatti, you get minerals such as phosphorus, calcium, iron, and potassium, while from rice you get the equal amount of iron but significantly less potassium, phosphorus, and magnesium. Calcium is absent in the rice.