According to Dr. Khadar Vali a self-scientist as he specifies himself, emphasizes the vital role that millets play in mitigation of modern diseases. He always stressed the importance of consuming siridhaanyaalu (amrut ahaar says Dr. Vali) for non-infected health. Being a naturist, he foregrounds the consumption of natural food that means prakrut ahaar. That means consuming the food that found around our surroundings and in the atmosphere in which live. IN other words, live a life mingling with the nature.
O.k now what are these millets? How good to our health by consume them? how to use them? how many types of millets are there?
What are millets?
Millets are variable grass with very tiny seeds grown around the world mostly known as cereal crops in other words fodder grains and even for human as food. These are consumed by human more than 7,000 years.
Health benefits of millets:
Until the heath benefits known to mankind they are mainly used as feed to birds and animals
But now days there arise a gush millet made India one of the largest consuming millets as it mentioned to be the second diabetes capital. Millets have long shelf life and need less water hence become extremely nutritious, and good for health. Millets give a whole meal. For growing children and ageing adults they provide starch and protein in large scale. In other words, these tiny seeds are known as power houses as they help in. Improving heart health and reduce coronary blockages. They are rich in magnesium which reduces blood pressure and risk of heart attacks. With richness in potassium inlets they work as vasodilator.
They regulate sugar levels. By stimulating the insulin levels. Which ultimately help in reducing the chance of diabetes type 2. As rich in fibre they promotes easy digestion and can ease in liver related diseases and kidney. They help in detoxification as they are rich in components like curcumin, ellagic acid, quercetin and catechins which release foreign agents and free radicles. And maintain enzymatic reactions in body. Naturally ferocity the blood. Millets also helps in wright loss. Helps in celiac disease that is absorption of nutrients from food. Since millets are gluten-free aids people who suffer from this disease.
Helps in slowing muscle degradation by build leaner muscles. By increasing the level of serein helps in reducing stress and aids to good sleep. Relieves muscle cramps. Helps increasing breast milk production. Helps the skin from wrinkling.
Types of millets:
The main type of millets that consumed are:
- Foxtail millet
- Finger millet(ragi)
- Pearl millet (Bajra)
- Barnyard millet
- Kodo millet
- Little millet
- Prose millet
What millets contain:
In 100 grams of raw millet roughly 380 calories, rich protein, fibre, several digestive minerals, and vitamin B and about 80%of manganese .carbohydrates 73grams, protein 11grams, folate 85mcg, niacin 4.720mg, pantothenic acid 0.848 mg, riboflavin 0.290mg, Thiamine 0.421mg, vitamin B6 0.384mg, vitamin E 0.05 mg, Tocopherol alpha 0.05mg, vitamin K 0.9mcg, calcium 1% iron 17^ Cooper 38%, magnesium 28%, manganese 82%, phosphorus 28%, potassium 4%, selenium 4%, zinc 11%.