Jun 3, 2019
TIMES OF INDIA
There’s something special about losing weight and every weight loss journey has something unique. Interestingly, with an increase in consciousness among people about health and fitness, there has been a shift in the dietary habits and this is majorly influenced by local produce as well as the emerging fitness fads. One such cereal, which is stealing all the limelight is Ragi also known as Finger millet has become a popular name among the brigade of fitness freaks.
Predominantly, grown and consumed in Asian and African countries, Ragi has been a native to the Ethiopian highlands. In India it is majorly cultivated in Karnataka, this is due to weather conditions. In fact, ragi is one such cereal, which does not need much of processing and is good to consume and this helps in retaining the nutritional value. Here’s a low down on why you must include ragi to your diet to lose weight quickly.
Here’s how Ragi helps in losing weight quickly
The best thing about adding ragi to your daily diet is that it is gluten free. Gluten is one of the major factors of weight gain. Especially around the abdominal area, and foods that are gluten free help in losing weight faster. It is a great source of nutrition for people suffering from celiac disease. Ragi works as a great source of fiber when it comes to people trying for weight loss. It helps in controlling Diabetes in the body while ensuring that the person is healthy and strong. Not only this, Ragi prevents obesity, provides energy, improves digestion and averts chronic diseases. Ragi must be consumed on a regular basis especially by lactating mothers.” Says Dr. Rita Bakshi, Senior Gynaecologist and Founder, International Fertility Centre.
Iron deficiency in the body leads to inflammation and anemia. Ragi is a good source of vitamin C which helps in iron absorption in the blood. This helps in curing anemia naturally. Ragi seeds and their sprouts also help in absorption of iron as it further helps in weight management and reduces inflammation in the body.
A good sleep and a relaxed mind helps in a healthy weight management. Ragi helps in improving cognitive health. It helps in relaxing the nerves and helps in treating anxiety, insomnia, headaches and depression. The presence of an amino acid called tryptophan helps in relaxing the nerves.
Ragi helps in preventing as well as curing high blood pressure and cholesterol. Including ragi in your daily diet can not only reduce the chance of coronary diseases as well as risk of stroke. Ragi in its raw form helps in less plaque formation and blockage of vessels. As a result the risk for hypertension, cardiac diseases and stroke goes down significantly.
In a nutshell, it can be concluded that the inclusion of ragi can help in holistic growth and well being of an individual, which further leads to a healthy body and mind. And when you are at the pink of your health, weightloss becomes easily achievable.
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