Healthy Millet BisebaleBath
Just 3 spoons Ghee
This is a Perfect Healthy and Balanced Meal With Out Oil.
Foxtail millet, Scientific name Setaria italica is an annual grass from the Poaceae family. It is the second most widely planted species of millet. It has the longest history of cultivation among millet, having grown in India since ancient times. It is a staple diet in many southern states. It is cultivated mostly in India, China, Africa and few parts of Australia, Europe, and America.
Foxtail millets are small oval or elliptical seeds. They are yellow. Sometimes, it is mistaken as yellow mustard seeds. The seed head of this plant looks like the bushy tail of a fox, hence it got the name as Foxtail Millet.
Wash thoroughly the millet 4-5 times.
Do not mix up 2-3 millet for making a millet cuisine.
Do not eat different kinds of millet on the same day. As it will generate more heat in the body it is important to hydrate yourself through the day.
Benefits of Using Foxtail Millets in our diet:
1.Proper functioning of the nervous system:
One of the most important functions of foxtail millet is maintaining good nervous health. Nowadays neural ailments are a serious concern for many including kids to adults. Fits in kids, nervous weakness, diabetic neuropathy which involves tingling sensations all over the body, burning sensation in the feet during night times, etc, infants unable to balance their head at 8 months, etc are some of the common nervous system ailments. Brain plays a crucial role in maintaining good neural health, diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Bells Palsy are some of the serious disorders due to brain function impairment.
Including Foxtail millet in your diet will help to overcome or avoid such neural weakness.
2. Protects Bone health and muscle health:
Foxtail millet is a good source of Iron and Calcium.
Iron is essential for the maintenance of the health of muscles. It is found in the muscle tissues and transports oxygen which is essential for muscle contraction. The deficiency of iron leads the muscle to lose the elasticity and tone and may cause anemia.
Health benefits of foxtail millet- millet in bowl
Another severe impact of low levels of iron in blood causes Restless Leg Syndrome which is associated with muscle spasms.
3. Good for Cardiac Health:
Vitamin B1 assists in the formation of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine which helps to transfer the message between muscle and nerves. It also safeguards the functions of cardiac. The deficiency of Vitamin B1 leads to improper functions of cardiac. The patients with congestive heart failure find Vitamin B1 helpful and prevent heart ailments. (10,11)
4. Regulates blood sugar level:
Foxtail millets are rich in fiber content which is very essential in regulating blood sugar levels. The low glycemic index ( 50.8 ) of this millet is a very good alternative for diabetics low GI diet has been shown to reduce blood glucose levels, lipid parameters, and glycosylated hemoglobin. Foxtail millet Dosas, biscuits, and sweets can be the best alternative for people having fluctuating blood sugar levels. (12)
5. Lowering Blood Cholesterol:
Foxtail millet contains amino acids (Lecithin and Methionine) which lessen the cholesterol level by driving out the excess fat from the Liver. Foxtail Millet also contains amino acid (Threonine) which hinders the formation of fat in the liver, which makes the cholesterol level of the body sink.
6. Helps in Good digestion:
As its a good fiber source it helps in curing constipation in kids as well as adults. Include more vegetables and fruits along with foxtail millet to overcome constipation. Foxtail Millet is a gluten-free grain hence it is a very good option for celiac patients and gluten intolerant people.
7.Helps for weight loss:
Foxtail contains an amino acid (Tryptophan) which will trim your appetite and helps to tighten your belly. Foxtail millet gets digested at a slower rate thus keeps one away from in taking extra calories. The fibers present in foxtail millet give a feeling of fullness which helps to controls excessive food consumption.
8. Improves Immunity:
As we have seen that Foxtail millet is a good source for many vitamins and minerals it helps us building strong immunity. Good immunity helps us to fight against many diseases spread by microorganisms.It also helps us to recover fast from serious illness.
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