Thursday, August 25, 2011

Health Benefits of Finger Millet (Ragi)

    Nutrient value of 100 grams of  Finger Millet

    Carbohydrate - 72.6
    Protein - 7.7
    Fiber - 3.6
    Fat - 1.3
    Calcium - 350 mg
    Iron - 3.9 mg
    Niacin - 1.1 mg
    Thiamin - 0.42 mg
    Riboflavin - 0.19 mg
  • Because of its amazing health benefits, Pediatricians recommend Ragi food for infants till the age of 6 in many parts of India. It is also gluten free food.
  • Ragi is rich in minerals like thiamine, calcium and iron.
  • Ragi is also rich in carbohydrates, and low in fat, and hence helps in reducing obesity.
  • Ragi is a boon for people suffering from diabetes.
  • Ragi is a good laxative for people suffering from constipation.
  • Ragi can be used as a substitute for people allergic to milk.
  • Ragi is good for obese people because its digestion is slow and glucose is released very slowly into the blood.
  • Eating roasted green ragi is a tonic for the people suffering from high blood pressure, liver diseases, heart weakness, asthma and lack of milk production in lactating women.
  • Regular use of ragi protects from malnutrition, degenerative diseases and premature aging.

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