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Health Benefits of Millets:
In this busy world, we sometimes forget the good things, which matters a lot for our life and a healthy living. We do not care unless until we do not need it again. The same thing happened with millets. It was the time in India when millets were part of people’s diet during the 1960s. Millets came into my life 6 years back and became a part of my family.
Let’s listen to what Millets says, “Its time to rethink and bring our lost traditional millets and rediscover my values, benefits and make me a part of your daily life”. We have fallen in love with it because it has changed many things in our life.
I am Tapas Chandra Roy, a Certified Farm Advisor on Millets, promoting millets from farm to plate. In this blog, I will be presenting the 10 Health Benefits of Millets. I am sure after knowing its benefits and value, you will definitely include it in your diet.
Many of us might be heard from our forefathers that, they had no diabetes during their time. But now, it is increasing at a fast rate in India and abroad. Now you could rightly point put what is going wrong now. It is all about the diet we consume, the lifestyles we are following with no exercises. It must be coming to mind, why we should consider millets.
Millets have a low glycemic index, that means it raises the blood sugar slowly in the body instead of rising quickly as in case of rice.
Due to the presence of high fibre, it takes more time for digestion. Millets contain complex carbohydrates which digest slowly in the body.
If you want to add millets to your diet, then this article is for you from where you can make a choice, 5 miracle millets for Diabetes.
3. Millets help in decreasing obesity/weight loss.
Due to less fibre in our diet, there is an increase in obesity in India mostly in urban areas. We are preferring more refined cereals based which contain less fibre. Dietary fibre helps in the retardation of carbohydrates absorption and impaired glucose tolerance. It helps in increasing the transit time of food in the gut. Tryptophan is found in millet (Foxtail Millet), which helps in managing weight. The presence of policosanols (Sorghum) favours weight loss. To understand, why millets help in weight loss, then this video is for you.
4. Millets help in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Millets contain essential fats, just the right amount to give our body natural fat. This helps prevent fat from depositing over muscles and
avoid high cholesterol, heart strokes and heart-related diseases.
5. Millets help in preventing Cancer.
Millets are effective in the prevention of cancer initiation and progression. Millets contain fibres and phytonutrients, the combination of which is believed to reduce the risk of developing colon cancer.
6. Millets helps to slow the ageing in our body.
Millets are a good source of antioxidants. The high amount of anti-oxidants present in millets fights with the free radicals present in the body which slows down the ageing process.