Have you put on those extra kilos during the lockdown? Binge-watching those favourite series and movies that silently led you to the habit of binge-eating? Well, Instead of opting for a strict diet that neither provides the optimum nutrient requirement nor ideally helps to shed those extra kilos, wouldn’t it be easier and rather healthier to switch to an alternative?
Why Millets is considered ideal for weight management
Millets are husked grains that are gaining popularity, and are termed as ‘superfood’. Here are a few factors as to why they help in weight loss :
- High Energy Level – Millets are energy powerhouses as they are packed with the goodness of various minerals which are phosphorus, iron, calcium, zinc, and potassium.
- Better Digestion – Millets are highly fibrous, which give one the sense of a full stomach and helps you eat less between meals. The digestion process is also smooth.
- Rich in Antioxidants- They have low-calorie content and immense quantities of antioxidants, that boosts one’s immunity.
- Slow-burning Carbohydrates- Carbohydrates and proteins with almost 20% dietary fibre, makes Millets a source of slow-burning carbs, that leads to better control on blood sugar.
Moreover, unlike a strict diet that cuts down on the intake of food drastically, Millets can be consumed in multiple ways throughout the day, guilt-free! Cereals, breakfast, snacks and drinks, are a few of the many ways millets can be consumed.
We can also have them with a healthy combination of milk, honey and in some cases even buttermilk.
Lastly, they don’t just help you shed those extra kilos, but also boost your immunity.