Nutritional and Health Benefits of Millets

Millets are small grained cereals belonging to grass family includes sorghum, pearl millet, finger millet  foxtail, kodo and barnyard millet

Millets are high in nutrition and dietary fibre. They contain 7-12% protein, 2-5% fat, 65-75% carbohydrates and 15-20% dietary fibre

Some of the major millets are Sorghum, pearl millet and finger millet. And the minor millets include Foxtail millet, kodo millet, barnyard millet, little millet, proso millet

Health benefits

1. Millets are beneficial in detoxifying body

2. Millets lowers bad cholestrol level

3. Helps to prevent type 2 diabetes

4. Effective in reducing blood pressure

5. Prevents onset of breast cancer

6.Reduces risk of gastrointestinal conditions like gastric ulcers or colon cancer

7. Eliminate problems like constipation, excess gas, bloating and cramping

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