Millets are a group of highly variable small-seeded grasses. They are gluten-free crops. (Examples of Millets: Jowar, Ragi, Kanjni, Bajra, Rajgira, Kuttu, etc). Available in India and other countries the demand for millets has grown recently for its umpteen health benefits.
Millets are known to be extremely nutritious and good for health. They are a rich source of fiber and other minerals like magnesium, phosphorus, iron, calcium, zinc, and potassium.
In this section, we have listed some of the health benefits of millets:
Millets Relieve constipation
Rich in fiber, millets aid the digestion process and relive bowel issues.
Millets In Diabetes
Due to the presence of high-quality carbohydrates and fibre, millets can be eaten by pregnant women suffering from gestational diabetes, as well as people with diabetes. Their consumption does not lead to a spike in blood sugar levels.
Good Source of Antioxidants
The high amount of antioxidants like selenium and quercetin, present in millets fights free radicals present in the body which slows down the aging process.
Aids in Sleep
Tryptophan element present in millet raises the serotonin level in the body. It reduces stress and promotes good sleep.
Millets have a unique taste and can accentuate the taste quotient of any meal. Hence it can be easily included in a kid’s diet plan or a pregnancy diet plan. Ragi Idli, Millet Khichdi, Ragi Cookies, etc. are some popular millet dishes that can be prepared at home. You can also prepare millets in the form of porridge for growing kids and pregnant women.
If you need more ideas on how to include millets in your diet plan – contact Kanupriya Khanna. A certified dietician from Delhi, Kanupriya is known to provide the best diet plan for kids and pregnant ladies. An experienced professional and a mother of two herself – she will help you inculcate healthy eating habits in order to live a healthier life.