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Health Benefits of Millet

By Madhusudhan Tammisetti

Millet is an integral part of many people's diets across the globe. Millet has been cultivated throughout Egypt, Europe, and various regions of Africa for ages. Its varieties flourished undomesticated in Africa before it was cultivated. Records suggest broom yard millet has been farmed in China for more than 10,000 years.

Pearl millet has been grown in Sudan for more than six millennia. In Egypt, the pearl millet has been grown for more than five thousand years. A millet variety known as panic that has been growing throughout Europe and Asia. More than 2,000 years ago, the Israelites, along with the Sumerians and Greeks, had begun to cultivate millet. In several countries, panic millet was used as a birdfeed. It was used to make beer and wine by the Africans and Chinese.

It's a great crop that looks like corn on the cob as it's growing. It may grow in arid and cold environments for as little as 70 days. Its popularity in Europe and China stems from this feature. It was mostly cultivated for human consumption. It was consumed like oats or porridge.

It has a number of health benefits, including aiding digestion, reducing asthma, lowering LDL cholesterol, removing toxins from the body, managing diabetes, supporting a healthy heart, and preventing cancer. Other benefits include treating anemia, assisting in the rebuilding of bodily tissue, providing a gluten-free alternative, and assisting in the prevention of gallstones.

Good for People With Celiac Disease

Most grains have gluten, which causes allergic responses in celiac disease patients. They have difficulty in eating wheat or other grains and are gluten intolerant. Millet, which is a gluten-free option, comes in handy in this situation. Because of its texture, it's classified as a grain, although it is really a seed, making it a viable alternative.

May Prevent Cancer

Free radicals are the perpetrators behind oxidative damage both within and outside the body. Many illnesses, including cancer, are caused by oxidative damage. Millet is rich in antioxidants that contain quercetin, pantothenic acid, and selenium, all of which prevent cancerous cells from forming in the body.

Regulates Cholesterol

Fiber, which is excellent for a variety of ailments, is the most effective way to regulate cholesterol levels in your body and keep it from blocking the arteries. Its fiber cleanses the body and aids in the removal of bad LDL cholesterol. Cleansing helps protect you from a variety of diseases.

May Help Prevent Asthma

Wheat is thought to be an allergen for people suffering from asthma. However, the millet's composition makes it a helpful grain for people with asthma. Millet has been shown to reduce the asthma symptoms and may even be effective in preventing it.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Shreveport, La.

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