Brand: Down to Earth
Ragi is rich in calcium, fibre, protein, iron and other minerals. It is a low fat cereal and most of the fats are in the unsaturated form. A few health benefits are: 1. Aids in Bone Development: The cereal is beneficial for growing children and older people who need a constant supply of calcium for healthy growth and maintenance of bones. Consumption of Ragi can reduce the risks of fractures and osteoporosis to a considerable extent. 2. Aids in Weight loss: Fibers in Ragi reduces excess appetite, gives you a feeling of fullness, and the slower digestion rate of the cereal allows you to take less calories. This supports the process of weight loss. 3. Acts as a Relaxant: It acts as an excellent natural relaxant and helps to fight anxiety, insomnia and depression. Also helps in treating migraine headaches. 4. Reduces High Glucose Levels in the Blood: Consumption of Ragi based diet is helpful for people with diabetes because of the higher fiber content as compared to rice and wheat. And also reduces starch digestibility and absorption. 5. Acts as a Good Source of Protein/Amino Acids: Ragi is a rich source of amino acids. It helps in repairing tissues, metabolism and muscle coordination. It is also good for blood formation, muscles repair, bone and skin health. 6. Lowers Blood Cholesterol Levels: The essential amino acids present in Ragi, help to reduce cholesterol by removing excess fat from the liver, prevents the formation of fat in the liver and this, in turn, brings down the cholesterol level in the body. 7. Prevents and Treats Anemia: Ragi, being a good source of iron, can be considered as a useful cereal for anemic patients. 8. Acts as Remedy for Various Health Conditions: Regular intake of Ragi can prevent many health conditions such as malnutrition, premature ageing and the development of degenerative diseases. Green Ragi is a remedy for blood pressure, heart weakness, liver disease, asthma and lack of milk production during lactation period.