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Welcome back Mr.Millets

Welcome back Mr.Millets

Millets…small in size but Definitely not small in nutrition.

Validated by renowned nutritionists and confirmed by our own Prime Minister of India, Mr Narendra Modi at the inauguration of World Food India 2017, underlining their resilience to adverse climate conditions, and their potential to ensure increased incomes for resource-poor farmers.

I agree that over the last century, our eating habits have changed dramatically, with our diets becoming almost unrecognizable to those of our grandparents and great-grandparents. The way we shop, cook and dine has been altered by our attitudes towards food. Around 1960-1970 millets were considered as Poor man’s food. So, it slowly got vanished, from our healthy meals and we started to eat low nutritional polished, junk and attractive foods. Rice and wheat replaced millets. 

Today, anything which is new and foreign was welcomed with confidence whereas the old tried and tested habits were belittled. In the last four or five decades, we have replaced everything good and familiar with the unknown. We have ignored healthy practices that have been handed down for generations, with no regard for the consequences. Soon our staple food was reduced to mere bird feed and ridiculed exposing our current generation to what is known as a lifestyle disease. 50 years back cancer, blood pressure, and cardiac arrests were unheard of, today these diseases have consumed the majority of urban population leaving their families orphaned. 

Millets are a group of gluten-free cereal grains that are highly nutritious and commonly contain higher protein, minerals, vitamins, and fiber levels, compared to corn, rice, and wheat. Millets can be grown with little water compared to most other grains and are very well suited to drought-like conditions. They form grains in 90-110 days and are often cultivated on skeletal soils. Millet production is traditionally not dependent on the use of synthetic fertilizers and a majority of them are not affected by storage pests. Additionally, great natural biodiversity exists in millets, hence making them amenable to cultivation in various agro-climatic conditions and chemical-free mostly,

Despite being neglected millets survived, thanks to the cultural associations and festivals, which played a vital role in preserving them. Over the years food enthusiasts and the propaganda by our media, bloggers, political fraternity and our health enthusiasts, The neglected ancient grain cereals which are re-introduced as 21st century as a Smart and Healthy food. with all those cooking conveniences second to none.  

While there is no denying that change is inevitable, it should be remembered that change should always be progressive. Anything that drives us into the dark, depressive world of diseases certainly not progresses.

Say Yes to Millets, Say Yes to long n Healthy Life.

Our healthy millets for your wholesome breakfast

Our healthy millets for your wholesome breakfast

Breakfast is everything. The beginning, the first thing. It is the mouthful that is the commitment to a new day, a continuing life. -A.A.Gill (British writer & critic)

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it breaks the overnight fast and replenishes us with energy required for the day. Apart from providing us with energy, breakfast foods also need to be good sources of essential nutrients like calcium, iron, Protein and Fiber. Our body needs these essential nutrients and research has shown that if these are missed at breakfast, they are less likely to be compensated for later in the day.

Our ancestors very well knew the importance of breakfast. Millets filled most of their breakfast diet and played a major role in providing the nutrition and energy required for our predominantly hard working ancestors during who’s period the terms such as Home delivery, Work from home and automation was unheard of. Millets release energy slowly and hence gave them enough energy and stamina for  a day long work and to top it all they lived longer & healthier.

However over the course of history new millennium brought about significant changes in our lifestyle. Many of us are stressed for time, especially in the morning and tend to skip breakfast. Also, the food we consume for breakfast is now very different and less nutritious compared to Millets that our previous generations had.

Thanks to media and other health enthusiasts, the past few years have witnessed a healthy food revolution, especially among the growing health conscious population. It’s no wonder therefore that the craze for nutrient rich grains like millets is growing.

Millets are gluten free and can play an important role in curing and preventing several health issues including diabetes-a growing concern for the present Indian population. They are rich in protein, fiber, minerals like magnesium, phosphorus, iron, calcium, zinc and potassium. Millets help in improving heart health, managing sugar levels, digestion and detoxification of blood. It is a perfectly wholesome and healthy diet for all – physically active people, growing children and ageing adults. And what can be a better option than including it in the most important meal of our day-the breakfast. Starting your day on such a high profile diet will keep you active and fresh all day long.

Millets cooked in traditional style can be time consuming and not convenient for our hectic lifestyles. Thanks to Health Sutra, Millets like Ragi, Jowar, Foxtail, etc. are available in breakfast friendly formats like Flakes, Biscuits, Rawas & Beverage mixes. Just take a serving of Health sutra Flakes in a bowl, add milk & honey, top it with your favorite fresh fruits or dry nuts and voila! your healthy bowl of breakfast rich in Calcium, Protein, Dietary Fiber and Minerals is ready in less than 5 minutes.

Unlike technology, a healthy diet is hard to be replaced or to be called useless. It is passed on over generations sometimes ignored but never forgotten. A morning filled with a bowl of millets will keep us healthy for generations to come.

9 Secrets to a Healthy Life that You may not Know!

9 Secrets to a Healthy Life that You may not Know!

“Happiness lies, first of all, in health.” – George William Curtis

With all the Stress that our Present Lifestyle presents to us, it is more important than ever to maintain a Healthy Lifestyle in order to be Happy, both physically & mentally. Because a Healthy mind can do wonders for you. Here are 9 Secrets to a Healthy Life that you must Incorporate –

Get Enough Sleep For Ages, Sleeping well is constantly related to living a long, healthy life. According to a study conducted by the University of California – San Diego, people who sleep seven hours each night lived significantly longer than people who did not. For some Sleep may seem like a waste of time. You could instead do the household chores & answer the e-mails. But It’s wise to prioritize sleep in your quest for overall well-being. While making you feel healthier and more alert, getting the perfect amount of sleep each night will also help protect you from early death and can contribute to guarding you against cognitive decline and many other age-related symptoms. Here are a few tips for Upping your Sleep –

Set your Regular Bedtime
Get Off Caffeine
De-stress Your life
Exercise Daily
Make your Bed your Sleep Haven

Did you know that being half of a partnership/relationship can help you live a longer, healthier life? Whether you’re married or you simply have a significant other you enjoy spending time with, being with someone you love can significantly reduce your risk of premature death.

A 2013 research conducted by Duke University Medical Center found that of 4,800 people, those who were happily married were far less likely to die prematurely. While researchers still aren’t definitely sure why this is true, many believe that having a partner helps reduce stress and provide a source of support/partner, which makes life much more enjoyable.

Exercise Daily

Exercise is one of the best ways to keep your body and mind fit as you grow older. In addition to helping you restrict chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes, daily & consistent exercise can also help increase mood-boosting hormones in the brain and will contribute to keeping your body fit & healthy throughout your golden years. What’s more, exercise is a fantastic way to meet new people, stay engaged in a community, and continue learning & grasping new things.

Volunteer for any Cause Volunteering is one of the best ways to make yourself happy & make a difference in your community and give back to a cause that you believe in. It is also one of the best ways to ensure that you enjoy & utilize your golden years as much as possible. Studies have regularly shown that people who have a higher sense of purpose – either through faith, religion, or community service – live comparatively longer than people who don’t. While there are no rules for determining how and in what way you should give back, it’s pretty clear that getting involved in something bigger than yourself & believing in how you contribute is one of the best ways to stay active, engaged, and passionate as you age. It is wiser to simply pick something you’re passionate about and dedicate some time to it. While this may not seem to you like it has a direct correlation with your longevity and happiness, but it’s more important than many people believe.

Eat Healthy & Nutritious

It’s almost impossible to be truly healthy unless you eat a healthy diet. People who eat perfect amounts of millets, rye, barley and other whole grains enjoy longer lives than those who don’t. The reason for this is that these Superfoods offer rich nutrients called polyphenols, which can help reduce the risk of early mortality, improve brain health, and decrease the possibility of diseases like cancer, heart diseases, respiratory illness, and diabetes. To achieve maximum health, ensure that you’re eating a proper mix of nutrients, proteins & minerals, including plenty of leafy greens, vegetables, millets, and fiber.

Eliminate Stress Stress is one of the major factors in dozens of chronic diseases and conditions. According to a 2015 study conducted by the University of California, women suffering from chronic stress have significantly decreased levels of Klotho, a hormone that can help protect the body and brain from aging.

It might be surprising for you to know that biological stress is a fairly recent discovery. It wasn’t until the late 1950s that endocrinologist Hans Selye first identified and documented the cause & symptoms of stress. Although the symptoms of stress existed long before Selye, his newfound discoveries led to many researchers helping millions cope with stress & its chronic symptoms. An earlier study, published in the British Medical Journal in 2012, found that people who are under lots of stress are at a 20% increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Because of this, avoiding or coping with stress as much as possible is one of the best ways to live a happy, healthy life for many years. Here are a few tips for you to help you reduce your stress –

Listen to some Music
Talk to a Friend
Eat Healthily
Engage in Laughter
Have Optimum Sleep
Meditate

Maintain a Healthy Social Life

You probably knew that your friends made you feel happy, but did you know that they can help you live longer in life too? Multiple studies over the years have found that being alone as you age is a significant risk factor for every illness from premature death to heart disease and stroke.

Because of this, it is wiser to ensure that you maintain a healthy & active social life as you get older. As by doing this will not only protect you from depressive illness but it will also help your brain guard against symptoms of cognitive declines, such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

Therefore, go out, engage in conversations & make new friends.

Laugh More

We’ve all been told at some point in time that laughter is the best medicine, and it’s perfectly true! The sense of humor in every human is a powerful tool and can be used to lessen pain or reduce stress. Feeling tense due to some difficulty in life? Laughter can relax your muscles and leave you feeling happy & fresh for up to 45 minutes afterward. When you Laugh, Endorphins are also released, which are known as the body’s feel-good hormone. Laughing has a plethora of physical & mental health benefits, but above all; it’s a lot of fun! Spend More Time with Nature Nowadays people don’t spend as much time outdoors as they used to, instead they are working in an office all day and then spending the evening sitting in front of the TV or hanging out chatting with friends on social networking sites.

Fresh air is important to maintain good physical and mental health. Many Researchers have concluded that taking a walk in natural settings like a local park or in the mountains may be especially beneficial. Research shows that people feel fresher, calmer and concentrate better after spending time in nature. Their heart rate and blood pressure improve considerably, they get a boost of the happy hormone Serotonin with every breath of oxygen they take in. Also, the exercise of walking actually aids your digestion so you feel lighter and less likely to feel heavy or bloated after a meal. What’s more, gentle exercise taken out in the open areas boosts your immune system and helps you to ward off winter colds and chills.

There you have it, Implement these 9 Healthy Lifestyle Habits in your Life & make your Life a Life to Remember & Relish.

Buy Health Sutra products which are made completely out of Millets like Ragi, Bajra, Jowar, without compromising on Taste and Quality.

Locate the local stores which sell Health Sutra products in your city using our Store Locator: https://www.healthsutra.in/

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9 Amazing & Healthy Recipes using Millets you should try!

9 Amazing & Healthy Recipes using Millets you should try!

Come feed your eyes, try and also share the best Health Sutra Millet recipes you’ll love. Scrolling to all these food recipes & mouth-watering photos would make you try them very soonest!

Since millet is very healthy, not only is it gluten-free but it’s packed with iron, calcium and vitamins. It’s also delicious with a light, nutty flavour and extremely versatile.

Health Sutra Millet can be used in many ways including for diet food (weight loss), fast food, and dessert. Whether you are gluten-free or not, increasing your intake of whole grains is always a good idea

If you have never tried Health Sutra millet before, here are some ideas that will make you want to add it to your diet:

1) Spicy Millet Fritters: Enjoy these fritters with a bit of Spice added to it!

Ingredients

2 cups Health Sutra Millet flour (Use any Health Sutra Millet)
1/2 tsp Salt
10 shallots (finely chopped)
2 green chilli (finely chopped)
1 tbsp chana dal
1 tsp curd
1/2 cup water


Method

Make the batter by combining Health Sutra Millet flour, shallots, green chilli, chana dal, curd, water and a good pinch of salt in a mixing bowl. Mix the mixture by adding sufficient water to get cream dripping consistency. If too thick, add water to get the creamy consistency. Few Lumps in the batter are not be worried at all as they form crunchy after frying

Use a deep fryer. Once the oil is hot, carefully lower in heaped teaspoon of the mixture. Fry for a minute or two till the fritters are dark brown in colour. When they are brown and crisp, lift them out of oil allowing excess oil to drip back to the fryer. Use kitchen paper to drain the excess oil in fritters

Best when served with hot steaming tea.

2) Health Sutra Millets Dhokla: A simple and Healthy recipe combined with Health Sutra Ragi along with Health Sutra Rava.

Ingredients

1/2 cup Finger Millet (Health Sutra Ragi flour)
1/2 cup Sorghum (Health Sutra Jowar flour)
2 tbs Health Sutra Rava
2 tbs Chickpea flour
1 tbs green chilli and ginger paste
1/4 tsp cooking soda
Pinch sugar
to taste Salt
1 cup curd
1 tsp eno salt
1/2 TBS mustard seeds
1/2 TBS cumin seeds
10-12 curry leaves
4-5 green chillies
1 tbs oil

Method

In a bowl take Health Sutra Ragi flour, Health Sutra Jowar flour, Health Sutra Rava and chickpea flour. Add chilli ginger paste and pinch sugar and salt. Mix well. Know add curd and mix well. Give 10 mins rest. Heat steamer to steam the dhokla. Grease mould.

Add eno salt into the batter give a mix, and immediately transfer the batter to the mould, and keep it into steamer. Steam it for 15 mins. Once done take it out. Mix little sugar into water and sprinkle sugar water on the dhokla. It helps dhokla to b soft.

Give tadka with mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves and with green chillies. And pour tadka on dhokla.

Cut into desired shapes and serve.

Ingredients

4 servings
FOR PATTY:
1/2 cup Health Sutra Millet, uncooked (use any Millet)
1 cup Water
1/2 cup Chickpeas, soaked overnight
1/4 cup thick Tomato paste
1 cheese slice
1 tbsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
to taste Salt
1/4 cup marinara sauce/pizza sauce
SAUCE/DRESSING:
1/4 cup Cheese dip
4 burger buns
TOPPINGS:
1 Tomato, sliced
2 tbsp Pitted Olives
1/2 cup Salad greens
8 cheese slices

Method (30 minutes)

Gather all the ingredients together.

Combine millet, water and 1/2 tsp of salt in a pot. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 15-20 minutes or until fluffy.

Pressure cook chickpeas with some water for 5-6 whistles.

In a large bowl add the millet, chickpeas, tomato paste, 1 cheese slice and seasonings. Using a potato masher, mash the ingredients until thoroughly mixed together.

Divide mixture into 4 equal portions and shape each into a patty.

Either fry patties over medium heat in oil or bake for 18-20 minutes at 375 F, flipping half way.

Building the burger- spread marinara sauce over the buns. Place salad greens, cheese slice, millet patty, tomato slices and olives. Drizzle some cheese dip and marinara sauce. Set bun tops in place.

Try these Sweet & Delicious desert recipes by Health Sutra.

4) Tropical Frushi Millet Donut: Enjoy the flavours of sweet millet donut bites which bursts with the colors and flavours of tropics.

Ingredients

(2 servings)
For Millet:
1 cup Health Sutra millet
1 cups Water
1 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup For Sweet Coconut cream sauce
1/4 cup unsweetened Coconut cream
2 tbsp White Sugar
Toppings
Pinch Salt
1 kiwi thinly sliced
8-10 Cherries, thinly sliced
1 Apple, thinly sliced
2 tbsp Sesame Seeds
2 tbsp Nigella seeds

Method(10 mins)

MILLET COOKING: Wash and soak millet for half an hour. Boil water and coconut milk together. Add soaked millet, cover lid and cook for 8,10 minutes.

SWEET COCONUT CREAM SAUCE: In a sauce pan combine all the ingredients of sauce and bring to a light simmer. Switch off the flame.

Mix the cooked millet with coconut sauce, while both are hot and combine until all sauce is soaked

Place coconut millet mixture into a donut mould. Press all over gently and refrigerator for 15-20 minutes.

Flip donuts onto a serving plate and decorate donuts using sliced fruits and seeds.

5) Millet, Dry fruits and Chocolate Ice-cream: Summers are full of fruits & Millet fruity Ice-creams are one of the best to enjoy them!

Ingredients

100-gram Health Sutra millet flour
250 ml fresh cream
1/2 cup condensed milk
2 tbsp already melted chocolate
4 tbsp dry fruits chopped (optional like almond, cashew, walnuts)
1/4 cup Chocolate sauce

Method

First roast millet flour in a pan till pleasant smell

Whisk cream till soft peak

Take condensed milk in a bowl add roasted millet flour and 2 tbsp already melted Chocolate, half of dry fruits and mix well and prepare a mixture

Now add gradually condensed milk mixture in whisked cream and mix lightly, now transfer in air tight container and keep in deep freeze to set

After 30 minutes take out the box from freezer churned the and keep again in freezer. Do this process at least 2 times for better result

After 2 churned finally keep the ice-cream box in zip lock pouch and place in deep freezer for 4 to 5 hours to set

When completely set serve with remaining dry fruits and pour chocolate sauce over it

Now millet and chocolate ice-cream is ready to serve.

6) Dates Flavoured Millet Cookies: Millet cookies – No Maida. No whole wheat. These are healthy munchers with the goodness of dates.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cup Health Sutra Millet Flour (use any Millet)
2 tsp Corn flakes -I used organic ones
1/4 cup Palm sugar
1/4 cup Butter Melted or oil little more than
2 tsp Dates Syrup
a pinch of Baking powder
a tsp Vanilla flavour
Milk for kneading

Method

Sieve the Health Sutra Millet Flour with baking powder.

Powder the palm sugar with cornflakes.

Mix the above with Oil or butter, Vanilla essence and dates syrup in a wide bowl.

Start kneading and add few tsp of milk if you find the dough too try. You need not make a round ball from it, just make sure you are able to make small round cookies that held firm and do not break if you shape it.

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Bake these goodies at 180 degrees for 15 mins and 160 degrees for last 5 to 10 minutes. Check by looking at the base of the cookies, should be slightly brown.

Once you remove the cookies from the oven, they will be soft. Let them allow to cool and you will get melt in mouth crisp cookies.

7) Healthy Appetizers (Millet Fries): An easy and Healthier version of everyone’s favourite food!

FOR THE FRIES:

½ cup of water
1 cup raw Health Sutra Millet
¼ cup Nutritional yeast
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon chile powder
Salt & Black Pepper to Taste
FOR THE DIP:
1 cup unsweetened plain soy yogurt
1 teaspoon dill
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoon lemon juice
Fresh black pepper to taste

TO MAKE THE FRIES:

When millet is cooked to be a thick, creamy porridge, it is very similar to polenta and that means it is amenable to being turned into fries. In fact, it prefers to be turned into fries.

To make Baked Millet Fries: Boil 2 ½ cups of water in a saucepan and add 1 cup of raw millet and a pinch of salt. Stir, cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until all the water has been absorbed. Remove from the heat and let stand for another 10 minutes.

Mix in ¼ cup nutritional yeast or vegan grated parmesan, 1 tsp. garlic powder, 1 tsp. paprika, and salt and black pepper to taste.

Transfer the millet porridge to a shallow baking dish that has been oiled and spread it out evenly with a spatula. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate from 2 hours to overnight until it hardens completely and you can slice it.

Then slice the millet into strips resembling fries. Place the strips onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet in a single layer.

In a small bowl, mix together 1 tsp. each of garlic powder, paprika and chile powder (or your favourite spices). Spray the millet strips with cooking oil and sprinkle with the spice mix.

Turn the strips over and repeat on the other side. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until the strips appear golden brown. Flip them and continue to bake for 10-15 more minutes or until golden brown and crispy.

Remove from the oven and serve immediately with your favourite dip or condiment such as vegan ranch dressing.

TO MAKE THE DIP:

Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Place in the refrigerator for a minimum of 1 hour to chill and allow flavours to combine.

8) Puffed Millet Energy Bars: Sugar free Cereal/Energy bars are what we turn to when running low on energy. They are the best way to satisfy the sweet craving; keeping the sugar levels in check. Here’s an easy, Sugar free and gluten-free recipe to add on to your list of favourite Energy bars.

Ingredients

6 servings
150 gm Health Sutra Millet
100 gm Peanut butter
100 gm desiccated coconut
150 gm deseeded and grated soft dates
Handful chopped walnuts
Handful chopped/finely sliced almonds
2 Tb toasted and ground flaxseeds
2 Tb toasted and ground sunflower seeds
1 Tb Chia seeds soaked for 15 minutes

Method (15 minutes)

Combine Health Sutra millet, dates and peanuts in a saucepan and sauté on Low heat for 2-3 minutes till the peanut butter combined well by melting

Transfer immediately in a mixing bowl

While warm, add the rest of the ingredients and mix well (coconut either at this stage or for dressing)

Grease/align a parchment paper in a baking dish

Transfer the mix into the dish and spread well by levelling the surface well

If you have not added the desiccated coconut earlier, you may now add it as a dressing on top

Refrigerate for minimum 6-8 hours or overnight

Demould the next day and cut into pieces and store airtight till consumption

Tip: if you prefer your energy bar very crunchy you may choose to coarsely chop the seeds and not ground them

9) The ‘nutritious’ Health Sutra Ragi (finger millet) dosa: If you’re new to Millet & looking for recipes to incorporate it in your diet, this is the perfect easy and healthy recipe to start with.

Ingredients

4 servings
2 cups Health Sutra ragi flour
1 cup rice flour
1/2 cup buttermilk
2-3 green chillies
1/2 cup coriander, chopped
1/2 cup onions, finely chopped (optional)
1/4 teaspoon salt (to be adjusted as per taste)

Method

Mix Health Sutra Ragi flour with rice flour, finely chopped chilies, buttermilk, coriander and salt. Add some water to make a batter of pourable consistency.

If you prefer, finely chopped onions can be added too. I did not add onions as my mother in law does not prefer to have raw onions.

Ensure that the batter does not turn watery. Heat a griddle or tava, until it becomes hot. Add a drop of oil on it and spread it well all over the tava. Now, pour the batter with a ladle from the edges of the tava towards the centre, thinly. Let it cook on medium flame for 2-4 minutes.

As it cooks, it will turn from a pale pinkish hue (colour of the batter) a light brown colour. Now carefully, turn the dosa on the other side and cook for a minute.

Remove immediately and serve this warm dosa with your favourite chutney. When warm, this dosa is crispy at the edges and can be savoured plain too.

Buy Health Sutra products which are made completely out of Millets like Ragi, Bajra, Jowar, without compromising on Taste and Quality.

Locate the local stores which sell Health Sutra products in your city using our Store Locator: https://www.healthsutra.in/

Buy Here from Big Basket (Hyderabad) and avail exclusive Discount: https://www.bigbasket.com/ps/?q=health%20sutra#!page=1

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5 Millets which are Excellent for you!

5 Millets which are Excellent for you!

There’s a lot of interest in ancient grains these days & the poster boy of this spike in interest is “Millets”. By now you must have already read or heard someone talking about ‘Millets’. But must have always wondered, what are Millets? Why is everybody talking about it? To answer your question, Millets are a group of small seed grasses grown mainly in semi-dry regions of Asia & Africa. They are the perfect substitute for the grains that we consume at present which are not so good for our Health. India has a long history of producing as well as consuming Millets all through its previous centuries.

Why Millets?

First of all, Millets are high in protein. Most of the types of Millets are rich in fiber which makes your stomach feel full. They are gluten-free & also a rich source of Vitamin E, B complex, thiamine, niacin, and riboflavin. Therefore they are aptly known as the Super food of India.

What are the types of Millets?

Millets come in various sizes and types, some of which are very popular in the Indian subcontinent namely –

Jowar (Sorghum)

Jowar is one of the most popular type of grain consumed in India. After wheat, the maximum amount of cultivated land in India is used for growing Jowar. It is grown in warm areas and is used in the form of food as well as fodder. Jowar is rich in calcium, iron, protein, and fiber compared to rice and wheat. Jowar is also found to help in reducing the levels of cholesterol. It is also gluten-free, therefore preferable for people who can’t consume wheat-based products.

Bajra (Pearl Millet)

Bajra is commonly used to make the flatbread bhakri. It is also boiled and used to make an Indian porridge called Kambam Choru. Bajra is a staple grain in many parts of India, used in a variety of dishes. It has much more iron content than rice. It is also a powerhouse of protein, fiber, and minerals such as magnesium and calcium. It is also known to ease digestive problems. After consuming Bajra, one feels light as it is super soft on our digestive system, therefore it doesn’t load the gut, all because it’s gluten-free.

Ragi (Finger Millet)

Ragi is the staple diet of the people in the south of India. In the North of the country, it is popularly known as “Nachni”. It is a healthy and a better replacement for rice and wheat. Nutrition wise, it is loaded with calcium, iron, and protein. It is also a healthy grain for diabetic patients because it has a low glycaemic index.

Kodra (Kodo Millet)

It resembles close to Rice, almost replaceable to it. It is a very hardy crop that is drought tolerant and can survive on marginal fertile soils where other crops may not survive and can supply 450–900 kg of grain per hectare. It has many Nutritional benefits, It is easily digestible and is rich in phytochemicals and Antioxidants. Studies show that consuming Kodo Millet reduces knee and joint pains.

Rala (Foxtail Millet)

It is the second-most widely planted species of millet and the most important in East Asia. It has the longest history of cultivation among the millets, having been grown in India since antiquity. According to recent research, it was first domesticated in China around 6,000 B.C. Rala is rich in complex carbohydrates. It is also rich in dietary fiber and minerals like copper and iron.

Voila! Now that you know the types of millets, try to incorporate them into your daily diet & watch the Healthy magic unfold. Mix up the ingredients of your cuisines by adding Millets & take the advantage of the numerous Health benefits of the Super food of India, “Millets” have to offer.

Buy Health Sutra products which are made completely out of Millets like Ragi, Bajra, Jowar, without compromising on Taste and Quality.

Locate the local stores which sell Health Sutra products in your city using our Store Locator: https://www.healthsutra.in/

Buy Here from Big Basket (Hyderabad) and avail exclusive Discount: https://www.bigbasket.com/ps/?q=health%20sutra#!page=1

Buy Here from SPAR Hypermarket (Bangalore): https://www.sparindia.com/en/search/?text=health+sutra