- With protein levels at 11.6%, millet has more protein than rice, maize, barley and sorghum.
- The high dietary fibre content in pearl millet, which is 8% to 9% improves bowel movement, reduces rate of sugar absorption in the blood, thus making it an excellent food for diabetic individuals … therefore it is reported that there is lesser incidence of diabetes in people who eat millet. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2009.01.042
- The phenols in millets act as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral molecules
- Millet is beneficial in cholesterol lowering treatment due to its ability to modulate secretion of bile acids. Total cholesterol has been shown to be lowered in individuals regularly ingesting millet
- A study has shown the benefits of a millet diet on BMI lowering : https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2021.700778