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5 Health Benefits Of Millet

Millet is a type of a small seed grown mostly in a semi arid tropics areas.Millet is used in making porridge or in ugali,it is rich in carbohydrates, nutrients, vitamins, fibre and other organic compounds that are important in boosting one's health.

Here are the amazing health benefits of millet;

1. Prevents Anemia

Millet contains iron, folic acid and folate which are crucial for the formation of red blood cells and keeping haemoglobin at the right level. Copper which is also contained in millet helps in red blood cell formation.

2. Aids in weight loss

Millet contains an amino acid called tryptophan which lowers appetite and helps in maintaining weight. Due to the increased fibre levels, millet is digested at a slower rate keeping one full for a longer time.

This helps in reducing the number of calories consumed hence reducing weight gain.

3. Aids indigestion

Millet is made up of nutrients that regulate one's digestive processes by eliminating constipation, bloating and also cramping. They also play a great role in protecting one from contacting gastric ulcers.

4. Detoxifies the body

Millet contains antioxidants and phenols which clean up any toxins or foreign agents found in the body. This is accomplished by proper excretion and neutralized enzyme activity.

5. Reduces blood pressure

Millet is one of the healthier grains to include in your diet if you desire a healthy body. Millet contains increased levels of magnesium and potassium which are important in relaxing blood vessel muscles and the risk of heart attack as well as protection of cardiovascular health.

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