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The Millet Revolution
The times are changing and let’s say that the wheel has begun its churning all over again. We are going back to our roots, we are searching for answers regarding tradition, culture and most of all trying to learn from the habits and practice of our ancestors with a hint of curiosity as opposed to the blind following that was upheld by previous generations. One of the most current topics of discussion and deliberation around the world is the inclusion of millets & grains that are high in fibre and low calorific value when compared to rice which is a staple in many countries around the world. As a generation we are very conscious about our appearance as we live in the era of Social Media and this puts a lot of pressure on us with regards to body image and being fit. Like all App updates I guess it’s necessary to update one’s life too and let’s just say it’s time to update our eating habits too! While we have body image leaders who help you accept yourself as you are, the most serious concern is that of a good and nutritious diet and that brings us back to our topic.
Millets are varieties of grains that are cultivated around the world and are pretty low on the glycemic index. They are grains that are coarse and are repositories of protein, vitamins, fibre & minerals in high quantities. Millets give you the option to have variety in your meal intake and thereby doesn’t let your system get used to one specific variety of grain like rice because it is most widely eaten. Finger millet, foxtail millet, kodo millet, little millet, pearl millet, barnyard millet & proso millet are some of the varieties that are widely used around the world today. Millets take a longer time to cook when compared to rice and this is a sign of its rich fibre content and an indicator of its fibrous quality. The great thing about millets is that they can be eaten in a variety of methods, just cooked plain, as Upma or as a low calorie Biriyani that will both tickle your taste buds and keep you happy calorie-wise. The unique quality that this group of superfoods have is that they are easy to cook even for the uninitiated and can make for simple recipe dishes.
Today we have millet based snacks that are a great substitute for other calorie-dense ingredients and that also allows us to snack without any guilt. Millet murukkus, millet laddoos and energy bars are products that are ruling the markets due to their unique quality and great value in terms of the nutrient-rich ingredients used in their making. The beauty of these grains is that they cater to our needs on a daily basis and help improve our physical health in a gradual and steady manner. Millets help stabilise diabetes and also improve over all physical health due to their healing properties. If you want to take your health in your hands, you are simply one step away. Add millets to your diet, join the Millet Revolution and reap the benefits of building a healthy lifestyle for yourself and those around you. Aha Bazaar makes it easier to join this unique revolution as we bring these magical millets to your doorsteps. Millet dosa mixes, millet snacks, just plain millets all a click away from you. Help us help you choose a new path in attaining the elusive goal of great health in a world that is constantly striving for it, all with the simple change in food patterns and adding Millets to your life. For an easy Millet Upma recipe check out our video using the link below.