Health benefits of millet. The millet diet
All cereals are useful in their own way, and we have already talked about many of them. Now I propose to recall such important for our body cereal as millet. Millet does not cause digestive problems and is fairly easily processed and assimilated by the organism, so it can be recommended even for people with digestive problems. Another significant fact is that millet refers to the least allergic cereals among the variety of cereal crops, and has a positive effect on the human body.
Millet is composed of:
– 70% starch;
– 12-15% essential amino acids;
– vitamins: B1 (reduces anxiety and irritability), B2 (has a positive impact on skin and hair), B5 (regulates blood pressure), PP (improves appetite);
– 2.5-3.5% fats;
– 0.5-0.8% fiber;
– such trace elements as iron (promotes good blood circulation), magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, fluorine (required for healthy teeth), silicon (responsible for the strength of bones, teeth, nails and hair), manganese and copper.
So, the millet diet will help you not only to lose excess weight, but also to receive a large amount of vitamins and trace elements. The millet diet contributes to the rapid removal of heavy metals and antibiotics from the human body, blocks the accumulation of cholesterol in the lumen of blood vessels and fat deposits. The millet porridge also contains large amounts of essential amino acids – the material for building muscle tissues and skin, vegetable fats – an important component for the full assimilation of carotene and vitamin D.
The millet diet is incredibly useful in diabetes and atherosclerosis, and various liver diseases. For example, at an exacerbation of pancreatitis, it is recommended to adhere to the 20-day course of treatment by millet groats.
The diet based on millet is very convenient in use. It is well balanced, easily tolerated by the body and allows you to lose weight by 3-4 kg for one week. So, for 7 days your main dish is millet porridge. The approximate menu is as follows:
Breakfast: a portion of porridge, cooked in water without using butter; a banana and a glass of low-fat kefir.
Lunch: a portion of porridge, cooked in water without using butter and a fresh vegetable salad.
Snack: an orange.
Dinner: a portion of porridge, cooked in water without using butter and a glass of low-fat kefir.
From the allowed drinks there is only pure spring water. During the millet diet, not all vitamins are assimilated by the body, so it is advisable to take additional complex of vitamins and trace elements.
When choosing the millet cereal, you should pay attention to its appearance. It should be of bright yellow color to get most delicious and nutritious millet porridge. Unlike the other cereals, it should not be stored for a long period of time since the fats contained therein begin to oxidize quickly. That’s why during the prolonged storage, the millet can obtain unpleasant smell.