With the arrival of monsoons, everyone’s favorite monsoon snack aka bhutta/desi roasted corn, magically begin to appear at every nook and corner of the street. You’ll need a great deal of willpower not to try the sizzling bhutta roasted over charcoal, laced in spices and lemon. Bhutta is a healthy, inexpensive treat. But are they also diet friendly? Can you eat bhutta and lose weight at the same time? Let’s find out:
1. No oil is required to roast the corn, it gets “charred” over the charcoal, so it makes for a zero-oil delicious snack. Also read: “10 No-Added Sugar Snacks For Weight Loss.”
2. The food is full of nutrients such as vitamin B6, beta-carotene, minerals such as magnesium, zinc and copper, and potassium. These all help nourish the system and boost metabolism. It is rich in fiber, which aids digestion, reduces appetite, and improves gut health.
3. It’s low in calories too, with a whole corn cob ear (without any extra toppings like butter), adding up to less than 100 calories!
4. It doesn’t require any fancy toppings to be a delicious snack. Just lemon, salt and spices will do. Avoid slathering the corn with butter…