Ragi is an integral part of the diet especially in south Indian kitchens. Known as finger millets to most of the world, ragi is a diabetic’s best friend and has lots of other helpful qualities.

  • Ragi is rich in fibre, which makes it a good laxative and helps much in constipation.
  • It helps lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure.
  • Ragi helps in the production of breast milk for lactating mothers.
  • If you want to lose weight, eat ragi as it reduces the appetite. Substituting ragi for rice can help you shed weight much faster.
  • It is a very rich source of calcium and helps in the development of bones and maintenance of healthy bones.
  • It is a diabetic’s best friend as it helps slow the digestion process, thereby releasing sugar into the blood stream much slower than other foods.
  • Ragi is loaded with iron and cures anaemia. It is one of the grains richest in iron content.
  • It is rich in proteins and helps build muscles.
  • Ragi also helps relax the body and cures migraines, anxiety and depression.

How often do you consume ragi?