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Marvelous Millet

Marvelous Millet

May 13th, 2013

Millet, well known as a popular bird seed, is gluten-free whole grains packed with essential health nutrients that are soothing as well as easy to digest. These beauty detox grain contains high amounts of fiber, B-complex, vitamins including niacin, thiamin, and riboflavin, essential amino acid methionine, lecithin and B1 that is important for energy and a healthy nervous system. These grains are also rich in minerals iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, and some vitamin E. The grains also provide a positive effects on the body as it helps with toxin excretion and speeds up the body detoxing process.

Magnesium aids in reducing the affects of menstrual discomfort, migraines and heart attacks, niacin (vitamin B3) helps to lower cholesterol, and phosphorus helps with fat metabolism, body tissue repair and creates energy. Millet also helps in lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes and is great in cleansing the body system. The fiber from whole grains protects against breast cancer. Millet also protects against childhood asthma. It are also rich in phytochemicals, including phytic acid, which is believed to lower cholesterol, and phytate, which is associated with reduced cancer risk.

Quick tips:

  • Serve cooked millet along with nuts and fruits as a breakfast porridge.
  • Ground millet is added to bread and muffin recipes.
  • Pop it like corn and use it like a snack cereal.

Beauty Packs

Pack 1 – Add yellow part from the egg, half spoon of honey and two spoons of almond oil along with millet powder and mix well. Apply this pack and let it dry and then wash off after 15 minutes with luke warm water. This helps remove spots on face and is beneficial on the irritated skin.

Pack 2 – Add 3 tablespoons of almond bran with a little water and make a thin puree, then put 2 teaspoons of millet and apply this paste on the face for about a minute. Rinse with cool water. The peeling mask removes dead cells and gives a radiant glow to the skin.

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