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बुधवार, 3 मई 2017

What's stopping India's urban population from adding millets to its diet?

What's stopping India's urban population from adding millets to its diet?
- Millets offer an exhaustive range of health benefits to consumers. They are nutrient-rich, have a high fibre content, and low glycaemic index — making them ideal for fighting obesity and diabetes. They are also gluten-free, which makes them perfectly safe foods for people suffering from Celiac disease — an illness marked by a severe allergy to wheat that affects several million people across the world. With such positives entailing their consumption, it’s a wonder that millets aren’t more popular in India, especially since they’ve been cultivated in the country for millennia. Why is it, then, that millets are not a core part of our staple diets?