In recent years, ancient grains have captured the attention of food industry; what was once a staple of the poor, is now being enthusiastically taken up by nutritionists and celebrities alike. Ragi or finger millet is one of the best cereals and has been a secret to the health and longetivity of our ancestors. These tiny seed-like millets offer a wide range of benefits:
Richest source of calcium for strong bones
Calcium is essential for maintaining bone mass necessary to support the skeleton. Calcium is constantly used by muscles as well as in nerve and heart functions. Doctors are turning towards plant-based sources for calcium that can be easily absorbed by the body. Of all the cereals and millets, this humble millet has the highest amount of calcium (344 mg/100g) and potassium.
Ragi is a very good source of natural iron and its consumption helps to prevent anemia.
Keeps your baby full
The complex carbohydrates in ragi helps in releasing glucose slowly into the bloodstream. This makes your child feel satiated for a longer time when compared to other baby food.
High fibre content aids digestion
Ragi flour being rich in insoluble fibre helps easy digestion and hence relieves constipation.
Checks excessive weight gain
Ragi, with its high fibre content can prevent unwanted cravings and prevent childhood obesity.
Controls blood sugar levels
The higher amounts of dietary fiber helps stabilize blood sugar levels and help prevent juvenile diabetes.
Ragi has an abundant amount of antioxidants that help in reducing stress. Thus, it acts as a natural relaxant.
The polyphenols in ragi contribute to antioxidant activity, which is an important factor in health, aging and metabolic diseases.
Improves Skin and Hair
Ragi has methionine, a sulphur-based amino acid that helps to revive skin and hair health.
Ragi contains various essential nutrients that enhances immunity. It also has antimicrobial properties that prevent infections in babies by boosting their immunity.
Is it healthy to buy ragipowder for my toddler from store as an alternative to home-made ragipowder?
Yes! You can buy health mix powders like ragi powder from stores if it is natural and organic. Specially processed organic ragi powder for infants is just one mouse-click away! At Fettle Bio Products, we provide ‘First Bowl-Ragi Delight’ which is powdered sprouted ragi rich in vitamin C in addition to the above mentioned health benefits. Visit us for 100% secure orders.
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