Nutrition and Diet Specialist Çobanoğlu explained what should be considered when consuming Ramadan pita; He gave a delicious pita recipe that you can prepare at home. It attracts with its warm taste, but 1 handful of Ramadan pita; Equal to 2 slices of white bread!
Ramadan pita, the warm taste of the iftar tables, can be consumed more than necessary, especially after the hunger that lasts all day, saying 'I will eat it once a year, nothing will happen'. However, it is imperative to consume the pita in moderation and not to overdo it. Acıbadem Altunizade Hospital Nutrition and Diet Specialist Hazal Çatırtan Çobanoğlu “Ramadan pita is a leavened bread made with white flour. 1 handful of pita (4 knuckles) is equivalent to 2 thin slices of white bread. With the effect of long-term hunger during the day, many people do not limit themselves while consuming. However, because it is made of white flour, it is a food that can raise blood sugar easily and has a high glycemic index; "People with insulin resistance, diabetes and weight problems should consume more carefully," he says. Nutrition and Diet Specialist Hazal Çatırtan Çobanoğlu explained what should be considered while consuming Ramadan pita; He gave a delicious pita recipe that you can prepare with whole wheat flour at home.
Stay away from pita in sahur
Consume pita at sahur or iftar; Do not consume both meals. Since pita, which has a higher blood sugar boosting effect because it is made of white flour, will cause you to get hungry quickly, it will be more appropriate to consume it at iftar instead of sahur to prevent hunger during the day.
Do not consume pita with these foods
If foods similar to pita in terms of content such as soup, rice, pasta and bread are to be consumed in the same meal, pita should be consumed very little or not at that meal. If all of them are consumed, the carbohydrate content of the meal will increase too much, even if it fills up instantly, it will cause very hungry later and weight gain in the long term.
Opt for pita made with whole wheat or rye flour.
If you like pita and want to eat often instead of bread, choose pita made with whole wheat or rye flour. In cases where you cannot find it, you can both increase your satiety period and keep your blood sugar in balance with the whole grain pita (by consuming instead of bread) that you will prepare at home.
Whole Wheat Ramadan Pita Recipe
- 3 cups whole wheat flour,
- 1/2 pack dry yeast,
- Warm water as it takes,
- 1 teaspoon of granulated sugar,
- Salt with the tip of 1 teaspoon,
- 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil.
For the above;
- 1 tablespoon of water,
- 2-3 egg yolks,
- Black seed or sesame
Let's sift the flour and put it in a bowl. Let's put the yeast, sugar, salt and oil on it. Let's add warm water little by little and knead a soft dough that does not stick to the hand. Let's knead the dough for 10-15 minutes on the counter where we sprinkle light flour until it reaches the consistency. Let's put the pita dough in a clean bowl and cover it with stretch. Let's ferment it for 1 hour at room temperature. Let's knead the fermented dough for another 10 minutes and roll it out in half a finger thickness on the bench. Let's keep the pita we prepared at room temperature for another 20-25 minutes. Let's shape it with the help of a knife to get the classic pita look. Put the egg yolk and water in a bowl and whisk. Then, let's brush the egg yolk on the pita dough. Then, let's sprinkle black cumin or sesame seeds over the pitas. Let's bake it in a preheated 200 ° oven for 12-15 minutes. On the other hand, it is harmful to overdo it in consumption because of whole wheat flour. A slice of pita that is the size of your palm replaces 2 slices of bread and contains more dietary fiber and protein than regular pita.