Kodo Millet

  • The ancient grain is said to have been domesticated in India around 3000 years ago having originated in Africa. The sowing season in India is April-May while the harvesting season is August-September.
  • Kodo in particular is noted for its drought-resistant qualities for which it can be cultivated in drier parts of the country. It also grows quite well in nutrient-deficient soil, making it one of the hardiest crops in the country.

Health Benefits of Kodo Millet

  • Controls Diabetes : If you are a diabetic, it’s time to switch over to millets.  Bring in kodo millets in your regular diet plan for averting those sudden spikes in the levels of blood sugar and also to elevate the levels of insulin. According to studies, Kodo millet significantly reduces glycated haemoglobin levels, triggers production of liver glycogen, stimulating instant levels of energy in diabetics.
  • Fights Chronic Ailments : Kodo millets are an impressive source of powerful antioxidants. The phenolic extracts in this tiny millet reduce LDL or bad cholesterol, keep heart healthy, bring down blood pressure levels and prevent various other chronic conditions. These antioxidants also act against free radicals causing damage to the cells, tissues thus preventing various types of cancers.
  • Aids in Weight Loss : Millets of all kinds top the list of those hoping to lose those extra kilos. Kodo, a great alternative for rice and wheat serves the purpose, as it triggers metabolic activity, fights against metabolic syndrome especially in the adolescent boys and girls thus aiding in shedding that stubborn fat in and around the waist, abdomen and hips.
  • Heart Healthy : Cardiovascular problems are the major cause of fatalities around the world. A healthy diet, means healthy heart and it’s time to bring in millets. Regular consumption of Kodo millets not only keeps this vital organ healthy but also brings down the levels of bad cholesterol, regulate blood pressure, fight anxiety and keep you happy, all thanks to the presence of protein, dietary fibre and antioxidants. •
  • Heals Wounds : Kodo millet is a time tested home remedy for healing external wounds. Mix one spoon of fresh Kodo millet flour with water and apply it on the affected area on the skin to alleviate pain and also to accelerate the process of healing.
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