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- May 30 2017
All about Millets
Millet is something that many people even haven’t heard about and so they don’t even know how beneficial millets are in terms of nutrition.
Used in everything from couscous to bread and as cereal grain. For centuries millet has been a prized crop in China, Africa, India, Greece and Egypt.
Even in the bible millet is mentioned as a treasured crop.
Packed with vitamins and minerals, this tiny "grain" is gluten-free. Millet is actually a seed, while it is often called a grain because of its grain-like consistency. You are missing out on important benefits of millet nutrition for yourself, if you think it's just for the birds as it is often used in birdseed mixture.
On the Body Ecology program, millet is one of the four gluten-free grain-like seeds.
Some of the key reasons millet is a part of your healthy diet is because:
It does not feed pathogenic yeast (candida)
Keeps you regular by hydrating your colon
To calm and sooth your moods it provides serotonin
Millets has ample nutrition that is essential for your body, such as:
And that is not all. Many researches have been done on millet nutrition to know its benefits for our health. Here are some of the findings:
Lowered cholesterol, due to Niacin (vitamin B3) in millet Creating energy Body tissue repair (phosphorus is an essential component of adenosine triphosphate or ATP, a precursor to energy in your body) Phosphorus in millet helps with fat metabolism.
Risks of type 2 diabetes are lowered.
Protects against breast cancer because of the fiber from whole grains
The effects of heart attacks and migraines are known to have reduced because of the magnesium in millets.
Whole grains have been known to be beneficial to protect against childhood asthma.
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