Millet is an alkaline promoting food and it is digested easily. The typical American diet is full of foods like meat and dairy products that tend to increase the acidity of your blood. Research suggests that eating too many acid-promoting foods could potentially damage your organs and might even raise diabetes risk. But you can help negate acid’s negative effects on the body by balancing your diet with foods, like millet, that promote an alkaline body environment. These alkaline foods help support organ health and trim your body mass.
The Hunzas – who live in a remote area of the Himalayan foothills and are known for their excellent health and longevity – enjoy millet as a staple in their diet.
- Millet will hydrate your gastrointestinal system.
- Millet acts as a beneficial prebiotic microflora.
- There are high levels of serotonin, “the happiness hormone” in millet. Seratonin increases mood, regulates a healthy sleep pattern, decreases appetite, improves memory, and it regulates aging.
- Millet contains lots of fiber and is low in sugar. Because of this it has a low glycemic index and has been shown to produce lower blood sugar levels than wheat or rice. Millet is gluten free.
- Magnesium in millet can help reduce the effects of migraines and heart attacks.
- Niacin (vitamin B3) in millet can help lower cholesterol.
- Millet consumption decreases triglycerides and C-reactive protein and may be useful in preventing cardiovascular disease.
- Millet is high in antioxidants.
- Millet has a high protein content