Millet is a whole grain that's packed with protein, antioxidants, and nutrients. It may have numerous health benefits, such as helping lower your blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Plus, it's gluten-free, making it an excellent choice for people who have celiac disease or follow a gluten-free diet.
Millet is a fast-growing late-season crop, is easily adaptable in the kitchen and outstrips many more common grains as a nutritional powerhouse. ... Gene Logsdon provides a resource for establishing your own local source of grains in “Small-Scale Grain Raising.”
Compared to white rice or wheat, millets are high on fibre and control blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Idli, dosa or chapatti are easily digested and,there will be excessive insulin secretion leading to weight gain. With millets, you eat slow and consume less because of the fibre content.
Millet can be used to make bread, beer, cereal, and other dishes. Even today, millet is a staple food around the world. In fact, millet is gaining renewed popularity because of how versatile and easy to grow it is.
For those who are health conscious and are wary about what they eat, experts suggest that millets should be a part of their daily regular diet. Millets are nutritious, non-glutinous (non-sticky) and are not acid-forming foods, thus making them very easy to digest.
People with hypothyroidism should avoid millet, processed foods, and supplements like selenium and zinc unless a healthcare provider has advised you to take them.
It is very low in calories but is extremely rich in magnesium, fiber, bioactive compounds, and other important minerals and vitamins. Millets are a vital part of a well-balanced diet and moderate consumption of this whole grain is linked with effective weight loss.
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