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Health Benefits of Foxtail Millet:

  1. Proper functioning of Heart: Foxtail Millet contains Vitamin B1 which helps in the formation of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. It helps to transfer the message from muscles to nerves. It helps to regulate blood pressure, thus reducing the chances of blockage in the heart. Vitamin B1 deficiency leads to improper functioning of the heart.
  2. Proper functioning of the Nervous System: Foxtail Millet contains 12.3 g of protein per 100 gm of grains. Protein helps in the proper functioning of the nervous system.
  3. Helps in Weight loss Journey: Due to a lack of dietary diversity in our diet, there is an increase in obesity or overweight. We are preferring more refined-based cereals, and packaged food high in salt, sugar, and fats. The problem of obesity or overweight is seen more in the urban population as compared to the rural. The presence of high dietary fiber in foxtail millet helps us to control our weight. It also contains Tryptophan which is responsible for slower digestion and prevents us from consuming the extra calories. We can say that it gives the feeling of fullness of our belly and control us from taking excess food.
  4. Helps in controlling Diabetes: Foxtail Millet has a low glycemic index (GI) which means it raises the blood sugar slowly in the body as compared to wheat and rice. More research and study give us the value of foxtail millet. One such study was conducted by M V Hospital for diabetes on 105 patients with type-2 diabetes and found that patients who consumed Foxtail Millet dosa had low sugar levels as compared to patients who took rice-based dosa.
  5. Helps in maintaining Strong Bones: Foxtail Millet contains 31 mg of Calcium per 100 gm of grains. Calcium helps us to keep our bones strong. A long-term deficiency of calcium leads to osteoporosis, dental changes, and also alterations in the brain.
  6. Helps in building Strong Immunity: Today, everyone is concerned about increasing immunity. Foxtail millet is a rich source of vitamins and minerals which boost immunity in our body. Strong immunity is required to fight against diseases. So including foxtail millet in your diet will improve your immunity.
  7. Helps in Brain Growth: Foxtail Millet contains 2.8 mg of iron per 100 gm and iron is essential for brain oxygenation and prevents Alzheimer’s disease.
  8. Good for Skin: Foxtail millet contains amino acids that trigger the formation of collagen and it helps in slowing the appearance of wrinkles on the skin. So it provides us with healthy, youthful, and wrinkle-free skin.
  9. Helps in good Digestion: Foxtail millet contains 6.7g of fiber which prevents us from constipation and keeps us healthy.
  10. Good for Celiac Patients: Foxtail millet is gluten-free and it is the best option for celiac patients. The gluten-free trends are adopted in the USA at an 8-10% rate.

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Weight 0.6 kg


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