Finger millet is a power house and super crop which travelled from Ethiopia to India around 4000 years ago and then spread to places far and wide in India, Primarily Arid and semi arid regions like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttarakhand.
We put this crop in health benefits infinite and here are the reasons:-
- Helps in overcoming diabetes and obesity
- Rich source of Calcium
- Aides in muscle growth and rejuvenation
- Natural anti depressant
- Improves lactation
- Anti aging agent
- Reduces cholesterol
- Treats Aneamia
Helps to overcome “Diabesity”:- It is rich in fiber and has very low unsaturated fats. It also has one of the lowest glycemic index this means it not only helps in digestion but also helps in reducing chances of diabetes. Another thing is that it is ideal snack for munching during late night food cravings, breakfast, evening or any other time.
No more bone cracking: – Talking about calcium well no other plant source can beat Ragi on that. Go natural yo!! Replace the calcium supplements with Ragi porridge that works wonders for both growing kids as well as aging people.
Build up those muscles:- One of the best natural sources of protein. The amino acids and minerals help in growth, muscle functioning, blood formation and metabolism. Top it up with some extra iron and the calcium that comes. Jeez if you are working out you need to check out ragi.
Anti-depressant:- You heard it right. It is rich in antioxidants which helps in fighting damaging free radicals and reducing oxidative stress. The magical Tryptophan is a natural relaxant and relieves stress, anxiety, hypertension, depression, headaches, Insomnia, cerebral pains and migraine. Tip:- Going through break-up blues try munching on some ragi cookies at night.
Baby on Board!! :- It increases lactation it is suggested for mothers to include green ragi inn their diet. It also enriches milk with essential minerals like Iron, Calcium and Amino acids.
Skin aging:- Skin becomes prone to sagging and wrinkles because of lack of a substance called collagen. The amino acids Methionine and Lysine present in Ragi helps in creation and maintenance of collagen.
Reduces Cholesterol:- Amino acids Lecitin and Methionine helps in lowering cholesterol by extracting and cutting out excess fat from liver and Threonine prevents formation of fat in liver.
Treats Anemia:- Ragi is a rich source of Iron and sprouted Ragi has lots of Vitamin C which helps in absorption of iron thus it is a suggested diet for people affected by Aneamia.
You would be surprised to know the super powers of Ragi like
- It can grow 2000 metres.
- It has one of highest draught tolerance.
- It can be stored up to 50 years.
Next time we will bring some ragi recipes, so stay tuned.