Millet Nutrients and Health Benefits

Millet GrainDid you know that Millet is very popular around the world, and it is grown for human food purposes and for domesticated animals feeding purposes. Millet consists of small grains which can be used in making breads, porage (porridge), cereal, and other related foods. Some people use Millet Grains for feeding their birds and other use it to fill the juggling beanbags. Millet grains include many different species like: Pearl Millet, Foxtail Millet, Proso Millet, Finger Millet, Indian Barnyard Millet (Sawa Millet), Japanese Barnyard Millet, Kodo Millet, Little Millet, Guinea Millet, and Browntop Millet. In Russian Language Millet word would look like this пшено, and it sounds like this p-sha-no. The Millet plant is pretty strong because it can resist some drought seasons. The Nutrients in one cup (200 grams) of Raw Millet before it gets cooked are:

- Vitamin B1, Thiamin (Large Amount)
- Vitamin B2, Riboflavin (Good Amount)
- Vitamin B3, Niacin (Good Amount)
- Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
- Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine (Good Amount)
- Vitamin B9, Folate, Folic Acid (Good Amount)
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K
- Protein (Good Amount)
- Calcium
- Iron (Good Amount)
- Magnesium (Large Amount)
- Phosphorus (Large Amount)
- Potassium
- Zinc (Good Amount)
- Copper (Large Amount)
- Manganese (Extreme Amount)
- Selenium
- Natural Fats
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids
- Omega 6 Fatty Acids
- Carbohydrates (Good Amount)
- Dietary Fiber (Large Amount)
- Calories (Good Amount)

Okay now, remember that this list shows the Nutrients before the Millet is cooked, so make sure cook it with a close lid and try not to rinse it if possible after cooking, so you would be able to save as much Nutrients as you can. And yes, of course, you should always try to get the Organic millet or grow your own if possible. Some of the Health Benefits of Millet according to this list of Nutrients are:

Manganese:
- Supports strong bones
- Supports healthy bones
- Normalizes blood sugar levels
- Supports healthy thyroid gland
- Improves Nerve health
- Protects from free radicals
- Helps protect from nausea
- Reduces vomiting
- Reduces skin rashes
- Maintains Hair color
- Normalizes Cholesterol levels
- Helps prevent dizziness
- Helps prevent hearing loss
- Supports healthy reproduction

Copper:
- Reduces tissue damage
- Supports bone health
- Supports thyroid gland function
- Support Nerves health
- Increases Good Cholesterol (HDL)
- Decreases Bad Cholesterol (LDL)
- Reduces Fatigue
- Reduces Weakness

Dietary Fiber:
- Normalizes Blood Sugar Levels
- Normalizes Cholesterol Levels
- Helps prevent constipation
- Helps prevent hemorrhoids
- Supports Weight Loss

Magnesium:
- Relaxes nerves
- Relaxes muscles
- Strengthens bones
- Builds bones
- Improves blood circulation
- Protects from muscle spasms
- Improves heart rate
- Normalizes blood sugar level
- Helps prevent headaches

Vitamin B1:
- Regulates Energy Supplies
- Supports Healthy Heart Function
- May Increase appetite
- Reduces Numbness in Legs
- Supports Muscles
- Supports Nervous system
- Supports Cardiovascular function

Feel Free to check out Millet Products below:
Millet Flour White Millet Millet Whole Grain

4 thoughts on “Millet Nutrients and Health Benefits

  1. Hi,
    I found your blog through network blogs on facebook and I am following. You have a good blog with interesting information. We use millet, it is great..

    Jo

  2. this article is full of health topics and is very informative for anyone.thanks for giving your time.

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