Millets for a healthy lifestyle

Millet’s are coarse grains and a repository of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

Nutrition, Health, and Taste

They include jowar (sorghum), ragi (finger millet), Korra (foxtail millet), arke (Kodo millet), sama (little millet), bajra (pearl millet), chena/barr (proso millet) and Sanwa (barnyard millet).

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Millet Culture in India

The practice of consuming millets as part of the daily diet is not new to India. “Millets had been the major staple food in central India, southern India and hilly regions of Uttarakhand for centuries till the time of the Green Revolution.

After the advent of high-yielding varieties of rice and wheat during the 1970s, these got sidelined from our food basket. The reason for this is lack of awareness about the nutritional benefits, the not-so-sumptuous taste and the tag of “a poor man’s food”.

Nutrition Facts

Millet is important because of its uniquely high content of nutrients. it has impressive starch levels, vitamin B, calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, magnesium, and fats. Furthermore, there are vital levels of protein and dietary fiber in millet as well, which give even more to the health benefits of this essential grain.

How Can you incorporate millets in your daily diet ?

Health Benefits of Millet

This is rich in nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that give many benefits. Let’s take a below:

Protects your Heart Health

Millet is one of the best possible grains to add to your diet if you want to protect your heart. It is a rich source of magnesium, which is an important mineral for reducing blood pressure and the risk of heart attack or stroke. 

Controls Cholesterol Levels

Cholesterol levels go together with heart health, so the high fiber levels in millet make for an ideal cholesterollowering approach. Dietary fiber eliminates dangerous bad cholesterol (LDL cholesterol) from the system while promoting the effects of good cholesterol (HDL cholesterol).

Prevents Diabetes

This is a beneficial food staple in many countries (where diabetes is less often found). It is, 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 it.

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Magnesium is considered one of the important minerals for increasing the efficiency of insulin and glucose receptors in the body, thereby preventing this disease.

A 30% reduction in diabetes has been seen in the population that consumes a magnesium-rich diet.

Aids in Digestion

It eliminates problems like constipation, excess gas, bloating, and cramping. By regulating your digestive processes, you also improve your nutrient retention.

Regular digestion and elimination of waste also help optimize your kidney, liver, and immune system health, as those organ systems are closely related to the body’s metabolic activities.

FarmVeda – Owned by Farmers of India

Farmveda started in 2005 with farmers from Gunipalli deciding to work together for their mutual benefit. Gunipalli is in Bukkapatnam Mandal in Anantapur District, AP. Farmers were not getting the right price for their produce after months of hard work during the agriculture season.

Today there are over 25,000 + farmers working together across 3 districts. The movement is slowly spreading to other States. As of now, only the profit goes to the farmers. In the long run, the ownership will also entirely go the farmers of India.  

Farmveda – owned by the farmers of India

Check Farmveda Shop to get your dose of healthy organic products – Farmveda shop


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18 thoughts on “Millets for a healthy lifestyle

  1. Hey Princy,
    I completely agree with you. We cannot ignore the importance of millet and should consider including these rich grains in our daily diet. There are a couple of restaurants in Bangalore that educates people about the benefits of living a sustainable life which is close to nature.
    Thanks for writing such informative articles that educate the mind and rejuvenate the body. Also, these millet’s are a powerhouse and a source of vitamins and proteins, which are essential for a healthy diet. As parents it becomes our responsibility to make sure that our kids gets the best. recently I stumbled across this article and find the information quite interesting. Healthy Snacks for Kids. Hope it will help your readers.

  2. This is such a nice initiative. Firstly, gas, indigestion these are common problem and nutrients are also imp for healthy diet. Moreover, farmers are getting benefit out of it.

  3. Farmveda have taken an amazing initiative in helping farmers get the rice price and also the consumer gets healthy organic food.

  4. Millets are a big part of diet and nutrition in Westen part of India as well. Companies like Farmveda are doing great work with the farmers by preserving our rich natural resources.

  5. Absolutely millets are such inherent part of our culture. Love to see them getting their due prominence through Farm Veda

  6. I try and incorporate different types of millets in our daily diet too. Farm Veda is doing a good thing by helping farmers get their rightful financial dues.

  7. I think we should be ready now and understand to eat healthy to stay fit and fine..this is truly a great initiative

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