Bollywood actor and model Rahul Khanna's Instagram page is as classy as the man's looks and sartorial sense. He has a penchant for clean frames and neat compositions and he never deviates from that style. When he's not busy flaunting his impossibly toned body and flashing charming smiles at us from the photos, he is busy Instagramming his breakfasts, which are mostly high in protein and look very nutritious and delicious. Khanna, who was seen in films like Wake Up Sid and Love Aaj Kal, seems to love his black coffee and eggs and his artfully composed breakfast shots are enough for us to get inspired to eat clean and healthy.
On Sunday, he posted a picture of a beautifully plated 'post-hike meal' on his Instagram stories and we couldn't help but wonder how something so healthy could look so delicious! Rahul Khanna posted the picture of a plate of what looked like creamy flat-noodles pasta with mushrooms, but what's noteworthy about this meal is that it's made from a gluten-free, protein-rich variety of flour. Rahul Khanna revealed in the picture that the pasta noodles were made from almond-flour, which has lately become popular as an alternative to refined and gluten-rich flours.
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Almond flour is rich in good carbs and proteins and is slightly sweeter in taste. It can be easily prepared at home by first blanching almonds and removing their skins and then grinding them into a fine, powdery flour. It is said to have a number of health benefits over traditional wheat and refined flours:
1. Regulates Blood Sugar Levels: Almond flour is particularly rich in magnesium, which helps in regulating blood sugar levels. So almond flour may be especially good for diabetics and may be a good substitute for regular flours.
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2. Promotes Heart Health: Almond flour is very rich in Vitamin C, which has been known to help in lowering risks of heart diseases and even Alzheimer's.
3. Great Source of Energy: Almond flour, by the virtue of being rich in fats and fibre and low in unhealthy carbs, may provide your body with a sustained source of energy. It may subsequently help in keeping your body weight under control.
No wonder almond flour has found favour with the suave Rahul Khanna.