Ragi – A superfood for diabetics.
Ragi or in other words Finger Millets from ancient times, is a food of choice for millions of Indians. From ragi mudde (ragi balls) in Karnataka, to bhakri in Maharashtra, or even the contemporary ragi biscuits consumed in various places across India, finger millet is consumed in many forms. What’s great about ragi is that it has a distinct taste and is loaded with nutrients.
Ragi and its many health benefits.
The health benefits of ragi are many, but we would like to highlight how ragi is a perfect food grain for diabetics and why they should add ragi to their everyday diet.
Ragi contains good amounts of carbohydrates, and it is said that carbohydrate-rich foods can significantly impact blood sugar levels. The best part about ragi is that the grains are too tiny to be polished (or processed), which helps retain all its nutrients, making it extremely good for diabetics.
People suffering from diabetes are often advised to substitute rice and wheat with ragi as it helps maintain healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
Ragi, along with lowering blood sugar levels is known to have various other advantages.
Other health benefits of ragi:
- 1. Gluten-free
- 2.High in dietary fiber
- 3. Contains calcium
- 4. Rich in vitamin D
- 5. Aids weight loss
- 6. Rich in antioxidants
While ragi is good for diabetics, it has additional health benefits too, making it perfect for everyone to consume.
Disclaimer: If you have diabetes, we recommend consulting an expert before making any major changes to your diet.