Kodo millet is majorly cultivated in the Deccan Plateau where it is a major food source. Kodo millet is a nutritious grain and a very good substitute for rice or wheat. It contains a high amount of polyphenols (antioxidant compounds), which suppresses hunger and makes you feel full for a longer amount of time. It contains high fibre content and high nutritional value such as proteins, calcium, fibre and minerals. Since it is gluten-free, it is commonly used for weight loss, controlling diabetes, increase liver functionality and is good for the lymphatic disorder.
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Benefits of Kodo Millet:
- Hydrates the colon
- Decreases blood sugar
- Lowers cholesterol
- Produces Serotonin hormone which improves the mood
- Aids in weight loss as a good substitute for rice or wheat
- Acts as a Probiotic feeding microflora in the intestines to prevent constipation
- Anti-diabetic – Kodo millet intake is found to reduce fasting blood glucose level and promotes a significant increase in serum insulin level. Anti-diabetic compounds in Kodo are quercetin, ferulic acid, p-hydroxybenzoic acid, vanillic acid and syringic acid. Thus regular use is recommended for diabetic patients.
- Antioxidant and anti-microbial activity
- Anti-obesity – Kodo is high in fibre and prevents gain in weight. It also helps to prevent a rise in cholesterol and triglyceride levels and is a functional food to manage weight and promotes weight loss.
- Anti-cholesterol and anti-hypertension – Kodo is very beneficial for post-menopausal women suffering from signs of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels. Hence, regular consumption of Kodo millets is recommended for all.
- Helps in weight management – Kodo millet consists of low-fat content and fibre content is higher and makes to feel fuller after consuming less quantity itself, therefore it avoids overeating and lessens the weight, thereby controls obesity. An obese person should include this cereal in their diet and see the difference in their weight.
- Cholesterol reduction – Regular consumption of Kodo millet helps to lower the triglycerides and C-reactive protein, thus it lowers the bad cholesterol and is ideal for your heart. Thus heart-protective food too.