Pearl Millet which is also known as bajra(बाजरा) in Hindi is a very popular grain in India and Africa. It is loaded with vitamins and minerals. It is one of the most common grains used in India and it is also known as poor man’s food here in India. The grains are small in size round in shape and pale yellow in color. It grows fast and perfectly in the harsh climate. Let’s know about the weight loss and other health benefits of pearl millet (बाजरा)
• Weight Loss Benefits:
Rich Fiber Source: The most important factor which helps in weight loss is high fiber. Pearl Millet contains high fiber and takes a longer time to digest and keeps your stomach full for long which helps you to prevent overeating.
Relieves Constipation: The high fiber content of Pearl millet (बाजरा) improves your digestion and gives you relief from constipation. It also reduces secretion of bile acids and lowers the risk of gallstone.
Constipation can be one of the reasons of weight gain.
Helpful in Insomnia: Regular uses of Pearl millet (बाजरा) but in moderation gives your body relaxation and keep you calm and helps you to fight with insomnia. Improper sleep is one of the major causes of weight gain. A light breakfast of pearl millet (बाजरा) gives you a stress-free day thus you will get a nice sleep and prevent weight gain.
• Other health benefits:
Antioxidant properties: It has antioxidant properties which improve your immune system and protects your body from the bad effects of free radicals and prevents you from cancer, arthritis and Alzheimer’s.
Diabetes: Pearl millet (बाजरा) is a low GI load food which makes it perfect for diabetic patients and along with diabetic patients low GI also plays an important role in weight loss. Pearl millet (बाजरा) contains lots of quickly digestible sucrose and glucose so it plays an important role in reducing blood sugar level and insulin sensitivity all of these makes it perfect for diabetic patients.
Cholesterol and Heart health: It is loaded with vitamins and minerals which are very effective in controlling cholesterol level and prevents you from heart diseases. The fiber in Pearl millet (बाजरा) prevents absorption of cholesterol in the body. It protects the cardiovascular system and reduces the risk of blockage in vessels and heart attack.
Stomach Ulcers: The most common reason for stomach ulcer is excess acidity in the stomach after eating your meal, Pearl millet (बाजरा) burns the stomach alkaline and reduces the formation of stomach ulcer.
Vitamins and Minerals: It is a great source of protein, fiber, iron, vitamin B group, manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, and amino acid.
Tissues and Bone Development: High supply of phosphorus in Pearl millet (बाजरा) helps in proper tissues development and repair and bone growth and development.