Nutritional importance Of Bajra
Bajra plays a very important role in rural India as food grain , which is also becoming a popular in urban areas because of its health benefits
Previously it was often referred to as the poor man’s staple food, but its area is increased to rich people also .It is one of the oldest grains cultivated by man, people living in urban cities and new generation seem to have forgotten this coarse grain
- Rich source of energy:
Starchy substance is mainly present in Bajra .Bajra a high-energy food. It takes longer time to break-down starch, bajra is a long-acting source of energy that keeps you full for a longer time which is a rich source of essential amino acids that make up protein molecules. According to nutritional researchers , the amino acids which are a part of bajra are comparatively easily digestible than wheat grains.
- Helps digestion: Bajra is rich in insoluble fibre that helps digestion and stool formation. Fibre reduces the transit time of feces through the colon and prevents constipation. It also reduces secretion of bile acids and is linked to a lowered risk of gallstone formation.
- Anti-diabetic properties : Bajra is the best grain for reducing risks of developing diabetes in healthy people as well as for increase their sensitivity to insulin. Hence it is wonderful cereal option for diabetic patients
- Prevents cancer : Experts have identified anti-cancer properties in Bajra too. According to a study, if a pre-menopausal woman eats Bajra roti on a regular basis, she can have very less chances of developing breast cancer. This property of Bajra is probably attributed to lining in millet grains.
- Useful for Heart disease: Bajra plays very important role in reducing cholesterol, thus preventing heart disease. For regulating blood pressure potassium and magnesium, both minerals are important which are present in abundant amount in Bajra . Magnesium is also required for building bones, and normal functioning of muscles and nerves. Bajra has abundance of lignin, a phytonutrient that is related to reduced risks of cardiac arrest. It helps in synthesizing energy, protein, antioxidants and DNA.
- Alternative food : Bajra roti can serve as an excellent alternative to you if you are trying to eliminate gluten from your food intake. Even a small Bajra roti can give you the required protein, magnesium, B vitamins and other nutrients you need in your everyday life
- Proper working : Bajra work as co enzymes, which are required for the proper working of many enzymes in your body. They are also helpful in metabolizing fatty acids, proteins and carbohydrates into energy. Vitamin B6 is also helpful in producing serotonin, a neurotransmitter that regulates your appetite, sleep cycles and mood.
Note : These are only informative points