MEDICINAL VALUE OF MILLET
Increase your Heart Health:
Millet is one of the best possible grains to add to your diet if you want to protect your heart,which is something that everyone can relate to.Millet is a rich source of magnesium,which is an important mineral for reducing blood pressure and risk of heart attacks or strokes,particularly in the case of atherosclerosis. Millet is also great source of potassium,which further keeps blood pressure low by acting as a vasodilator. Reducing your blood pressure and optimizing your circulatory system is one of the best ways to protect your cardiovascular health.Further more,the plant lignans found in millet can be converted to animal ligans by the micro flora in our digestive system,and those animal lignans have been shown to protect against certain chronic diseases,like cancer and heart disease.
Cholesterol Levels in Check:
Cholesterol levels go hand in hand with heart health,so the high fiber levels in mil,and cramping.let make an ideal cholesterol-lowering approach. Dietary fiber actually eliminates dangerous "bad cholesterol" (LDL) from the system,while promoting the good cholesterol (HDL)"
Protection Against Diabetes:
Diabetes is a disease found in millions of people around the world.Millet is a benificial food staple in many developing countries (where diabetes is less frequently found),perhaps because one of the effects of millet is a reduced chance of Type 2 diabetes,thanks to the significant levels of magnesium found in this particular grain. Magnesium is considered one of the most important minerals for increasing the efficiency of insulin and glucose receptors in the body,thereby preventing the disease.
As most fiber-rich foods boast,millet can help move your gastrointestinal system along and eliminate problems like constipation,excess gas,bloating.By regulating your digestive process,you also improve your nutrient retention and reduce risks of serious gastrointestinal conditions like gastric ulcers or colon cancer. Regular digestion and elimination of waste also helps to optimize your kidney,liver,,and immune functions,as those organ systems are closely related to the body's metabolic activities.
Detoxify the Body:
Many of the antioxidants found in millet,in addition to their benificial impact on neutralizing free radicals,they can also clean up other toxins from your body,such as those in kidney and liver.Quercetin,curcumin,ellgic acid,and various other beneficial catechins can help to rid your system of any foreign agents and toxins by promoting proper excretion and neutralizing enzymatic activity in those organs.
Research has come to light showing that millet can significantly improve the quality of life for people suffering from childhood asthma,and can also prevent it from developing in the first place.Although some of the evidence is controversial,it is shown that significantly less wheezing and asthma attacks (by more than 15%) was seen in children who had large intakes of grains like millet.However,as wheat is common allergen that is associated with asthma and wheezing,millet does not have the same components and does not have this negative effect.
Dr.Khadar,Scientist,Food Technology Researcher,Exponent & Crusader of Millet Food,Mysore & Dr.Sarala Bangalore,Homeopath & Millet Food Proponent,Mysore.