2023 has been proclaimed as the “International Year of Millet” by the United Nations at the Initiative of the Indian government. The Department of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare aims to promote the cultivation and consumption of millet at a larger scale and bring it to the entire world.
Millets have high nutritional value and are rich in proteins, vitamins, minerals, and fibres. They are often referred to as “nutri-cereals” because of their high nutritional value.
Here are 10 health benefits of incorporating millets into your diet:
- High Nutritional Value - Millets are a rich source of nutrients, including protein, fiber, and micronutrients like magnesium, potassium, and zinc. It also has a low glycemic index, which means it doesn't cause a rapid spike in blood sugar levels. This makes it an ideal food for people with diabetes or anyone looking to maintain stable blood sugar levels.
- Gluten-Free - Millet is naturally gluten-free, making it an excellent choice for those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance. It's also a great alternative to wheat for people looking to reduce their gluten intake.
- Promotes Digestive Health - The high fiber content in millet makes it an excellent food for promoting digestive health. It can help to prevent constipation and reduce the risk of colon cancer. Additionally, millet contains prebiotics, which promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut, improving overall gut health.
- Aids Weight Loss - Millets have a low calorie count, and they are an excellent food product for weight loss. They help to maintain energy levels throughout the day, preventing the need for constant snacking and overeating. Millets also keep you satiated for longer than other carbohydrates, as they take time to get digested and absorbed into your body.
- Keeps Your Blood Sugar Levels Low - Millets have a low glycemic index, which makes them an excellent food for regulating blood sugar levels. Consuming millets regularly can lower your risk of developing diabetes.
- Boosts Your Immunity - Millets provide a great source of protein and can help develop and strengthen your immunity. A stronger immune system means fewer chances of you catching diseases.
- Reduces Cardiovascular Risks - The essential fats found in millets provide our bodies with good fats which prevent excess fat storage, effectively lowering the risk of high cholesterol, strokes, and other heart complaints. The potassium content in millets regulates your blood pressure and optimizes your circulatory system.
- Prevents Asthma - The magnesium content in millets can reduce the frequency and severity of migraines and asthma complaints. Unlike wheat, they do not contain the allergens that lead to asthma and wheezing.
- Helps Your Digestion - Millets are a rich fiber source that benefits digestion by alleviating bloating, gas, cramping, and constipation. Good digestion keeps issues like gastric/colon cancer and kidney/liver complaints away.
- Acts as an Antioxidant - Millets help your body detox because of their antioxidant properties. Quercetin, curcumin, ellagic acid, and other valuable catechins flush out toxins from your body and neutralize the enzymatic actions of your organs.
Keeping in mind all of these factors, Waffle Mill has introduced our new Millet Waffles. Our millet waffles offer a delicious way to enjoy this healthy grain in fun recipes that take as little as 3 minutes to prepare. These waffles can be easily made in the convenience of your own home using simple household appliances like toasters, pans, and OTG ovens.
Waffle Mills Millet Waffles are so easy to make that even a 10-year-old child can do it on their own. All they need to do is take the waffles out of the freezer, let them thaw, pop them in the toaster, and enjoy them as easily as toast.
These waffles can be topped with delicious toppings like fruits , honey, maple syrup or chocolate!
What's more, these waffles have a shelf life of up to 1 year in the freezer, so you can stock up on them and enjoy them at your convenience.