Sunday, January 31, 2016

[ Millet based diabetic foods.]

The nutrient and non nutrient components in millet possess health beneficial properties.Presence of high amount a dietary fiber have evidenced the sustainability of millet for diabetic management.Several research studies have been conducted at University of Agricultural Sciences ,Dharwad  under the national Agricultural innovation Project indicate millet based food products formulated help in good management of diabetics and its risk related conditions.

Thinai Rice / Foxtail Millet.
Foxtail Millet or Thinai Arisi (setaria italica) is one of those forgotten grains that were a part of ancient Tamil culture.
Foxtail millet, called ‘Thinai’ in Tamil, is offered to Lord Muruga, the patron deity of Tamil Nadu.
In China, foxtail millet is the most common millet and one of the main food crops, especially among the poor in the dry northern part of that country.
Helps control Blood sugar levels when consumed on regular basis. It showed lowered triglyceride levels, LDL/VLDL Cholesterol and increase in HDL Cholesterol.
Its known for its Low Glycemic index- gradual increase in blood sugar after food intake when compared to rice.
Millets are a natural source of protein and iron.
Millet is very easy to digest; it contains a high amount of lecithin and is excellent for strengthening the nervous system.
Millets are rich in B vitamins, especially niacin, B6 and folic acid, as well as the minerals calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium and zinc. Millets contain no gluten.
So they are not suitable for raised bread, but they are good for people who are gluten-intolerant.
Nutritional structure of the Millets.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

[ 7 steps to keep your heart risk at bay.]

Now you have seven healthy measures that can help you keep your heart safe and sound.People scoring well on an American heart association's ' Life's simple 7 checklist for a healthy heart are less likely to develop heart failure,a condition that reduces blood supply and oxygen flow to the body.The list encompasses seven measures that people can use to rate their heart health and take steps to improve it.
The measures are:
*Manage blood pressure.
*Control Cholesterol
*Reduce Blood Sugar.
*Get Physically active.
*Eat better.
*Lose weight.
*Stop smoking.
Researchers followed 3,201 participants for up to 12.3 years.During that time,188 participants developed heart failure.They found that for each one-point higher cardiovascular health score,there was 23% lower risk of developing heart failure.Those scoring in the middle third,cut their risk of heart failure nearly in half compared to those in the bottom third.Those in the top third reduced their risk further.
Senior author Vanesa Xanthakis said that this study points to the importance of knowing your numbers and speaking to your doctor about improving your score on each health metric and trying to get as close to ideal status as possible.Lead author Mathew Nayor said that this useful metric for a healthy life style that may not only help you reduce your chances of hear attack and stroke,but also of developing heart failure in future.-ANI