Here Are Some Amazing Health Benefits Of Jowar
By: Pinki Thu, 15 Oct 2020 1:33 PM
Jowar is popular among other millets like wheat, Ragi, Bajra, and Rice. It is a widely cultivated crop and has abundant health benefits. Jowar/Sorghum otherwise called cholam in Tamil. It can replace the maida for its nutritional values. It is a fulfilling meal for any age group. This cereal grain is inbuilt with carbohydrates, protein, and fat. We can add Jowar to many delicious recipes to add taste and excellent nutritive value. It is loaded with a lot of fiber content aids for weight loss. Here there are a lot more benefits to Jowar millet.
Maida is processed, refined and bleached wheat flour and has been associated with many health woes including weight gain and constipation. Luckily, there are some healthy, and equally tasty, grains out there we could look at as alternatives to maida. One such millet that is a healthy alternative to the all-purpose flour is Sorghum. Rich, Bitter-y and fibrous in texture, this millet is grown abundantly across India but often loses out owing to the wheat fixation that runs in our country.
* High of fiber
All millets are high in fiber, and sorghum is no different. Sorghum is packed with good quality fiber which can help facilitate your digestion, manage obesity, regulate blood sugar levels and curb the risk of high blood pressure and strokes.
* Helps weight loss
The high fiber content in sorghum can help you shed a pound or two too. Fibre takes the longest time to digest, which helps induce a feeling of being full for a longer spell. This prevents you from bingeing into other fattening foods, thereby saving you quite a few unwanted calories.
* Rich source of protein
A cup of sorghum has a whopping 22 grams of protein. Protein helps build muscles, cell regeneration, and induce a feeling of satiety- which can further help in your weight reduction diet.
* Packed with essential Minerals and Vitamins
Sorghum is a powerhouse of essential vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals. It is loaded with good amounts of calcium, copper, zinc, phosphorous, potassium and cell-building B vitamins.
* Good for Diabetics
Jowar is one of the best flours for those with a diabetic condition as it is a complex carbohydrate source. A diabetic needs to be very careful of his/her carb intake. Simple carbs are loaded with sugar which upon ingestion can trigger abnormal sugar spikes. But that doesn’t mean they need to rule out carbs completely. Carbohydrates are one of the three macro nutrients which are essential for sustenance and good health. They should maximize complex carbs and try to eliminate as many sources of simple carbs as possible. Sorghum, a complex carbohydrate, is digested slowly, prompting a more gradual rise in blood sugar.
* It is Gluten-free
For those who are suffering from gluten intolerance, gluten allergies or are diagnosed with celiac disease, Jowar makes for a brilliant wheat alternative. Gluten refers to a mixture of proteins found in wheat, rye, oats, and barley, it may cause digestive problems such as bloating, pain and stomach cramps for those who are allergic to this protein. Jowar, a gluten-free whole grain, is considered an excellent alternative for people who suffer from ‘gluten intolerance’, the nutritional benefits are an added bonus.