Millet is more than just an interesting alternative to the more common ‘grains’. For many years, researches have been done on the health benefits of millets, and found millets helpful in improving the overall well-being by providing nutrients essential for our health.
Discover the Health Benefits of Millet
Millet should be included on your list of heart-healthy choices because of its status as a good source of magnesium. Magnesium has been shown in studies to reduce the severity of asthma, lower high blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attack.
Development and Repair of Body Tissue
The phosphorus provided by millet helps forming the mineral matrix of bone and aids in the metabolism of fats. Phosphorus is also an essential component of lipid-containing structures such as cell membranes and nervous system structures.
Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Millet can help lower risk of type 2 diabetes. Magnesium in millet acts as a co-factor for more than 300 enzymes, including enzymes involved in the body's use of glucose and insulin secretion.
Fiber for Digestive Health
Because millet is so high in fiber, it’s a great food for digestive health. Fibers aid in the prevention of constipation, diarrhoea, haemorrhoids, and other digestive issues, as well as help prevent colon cancer, which is one of the top cancer killers in Malaysia.
High Antioxidant Activity
Millet contains significant amounts of phenols. These compounds function as antioxidants that help prevent oxidative stress and damage in the body caused by harmful free radicals, according to Indian Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics.
Other Health Benefits
Millet is gluten-free, non-allergenic, and alkaline. A great alternative food for sensitive individuals. Millet’s high protein content (15 percent) makes is a substantial addition to a vegetarian diet.
A Few Quick Serving Ideas
Cooked millet can be served as a breakfast porridge to which you can add your favourite nuts and fruits.
Ground millet can be added to bread and muffin recipes.
Toss cooked and chilled millet with your favourite chopped vegetables and either chicken or baked tofu cubes. Add dressing. An easy way to prepare, delicious meal.
Next time you are looking for an alternative to rice or potatoes, serve millet instead.
Net Weight: 500g
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