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6 Reasons to Include Millets in Your Daily Diet

Including millet in your regular diet will keep your body healthy and also boost immunity.

Sandeep Kr Tiwari
Millets are a wonderful replacement for your regular foods.
Millets are a wonderful replacement for your regular foods.

Staying healthy in a society where people are obsessed with oily and street foods is a big big challenge. But if you get a healthy and tasty alternative for such street foods, then the problem could be solved. Today in this article we will talk about one such healthy alternative.....read on to know about it.

Millets are a wonderful replacement for your regular foods. They come in a variety of forms and sizes, and each has its own set of health benefits. Because they are grown irrespective of the weather, these whole grain millets are available in markets throughout the year. Besides humans, millets are an important source of food for birds and animals too. 

There are many types of millets like  - ragi, foxtail millet, pearl millet finger millets, proso millets, small millet, Kodo millet, and barnyard millet. All of these grains have one thing in common: they are high in nutrients.

Benefits of millets

Including millet in your regular diet can be beneficial in a variety of ways, such as:

Good for heart

Millets have an excellent antioxidant profile that includes beta-glucans, flavonoids, anthocyanidins, tannins, lignans, and policosanols. These antioxidants have an important role in decreasing LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol, as well as keeping blood vessels healthy and removing clots, minimizing the risk of heart disease and stroke

Fights against Cancer Cells

Millets like foxtail and proso varieties are useful in suppressing the growth of malignant cells in various tissues. Millets' phytochemicals have antiproliferative actions and reduce the growth of cancer cells in the colon, breast, and liver without harming normal cells.

Improves Digestion

Millets include a high level of dietary fiber, which helps to improve the functioning of the digestive system. It treats constipation, flatulence, bloating, and cramping, as well as improving the overall health of other key organs such as the liver and kidneys and boosting the immune system.

Aids & manages weight loss 

Millets help you lose weight as they are low in calories & gluten-free. They are also high in complex carbohydrates and can aid health-conscious people to reach their fitness goals very easily. Besides this, it lowers your cholesterol levels & keeps your weight in check.

High in nutrients

Non-glutinous acid-free millets are high in minerals like copper, magnesium, phosphorus, and manganese which are excellent for living a healthy lifestyle. A well-balanced diet rich in nutritious characteristics can also assist to reduce the risk of heart disease and other potentially fatal conditions.

Gut Health

Bajra is rich in insoluble fibre, which acts as a pre-biotic in our gut, promoting good digestive health. Insoluble fibre also aids in the prevention of overeating by increasing weight to meals, resulting in early satiety. Insoluble fibre is also necessary for appropriate colon cleansing and constipation prevention.

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