Health Benefits of Nine Grains: Navadhanya

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    Navadhanya is the smoothest way to incorporate grain alternatives to refined grains in a regular diet. Navadhanya is the nine grains that include Finger Millet, Pearl Millet, Maize, Millet, Kodo Millet, Paddy, Wheat, Barnyard Millet, Foxtail Millet. These nine grains provide key nutrients to the human body. These grains are versatile and can be used in dishes like salads, soups, appetizers, and the main course. All these grains are great origins of plant-based protein and are a powerhouse of vitamins. The consumption of these nutrients combined together keeps a woman strong, healthy, and free from lifestyle disorders.

    By eating organic foods like Navadhanya mix, the risks of a recession in immune system strength are substantially reduced because organic foods are not altered at all. Furthermore, organic foods have excellence and higher vitamin and mineral contents that serve to strengthen the human immune system. Each element of the Navadhanya are described below with the value they impart.

    Finger Millet- Eleusine coracana (Ragi, Mandua):

    We all are familiar with a nutritive food Finger millet, which is generally known as Mandua or Ragi in India. This is a cereal herb which is planted in India from 4000 years. The specialty of these tiny dark red pearls is the plenty of nutrients present in them. In the highlands of India, they are part of usual diet regime no wonder people living in these hills are so fit and strong.

    Finger Millet|TAC

    Benefits of Finger Millet –

    • It prevents anemia
    • Strengthen bones
    • Aids indigestion
    • High in fiber
    • Boosts immunity
    • Rich source of protein

    Pearl Millet- Pennisetumglaucum (Sajjai, Bajra):

    Pearl Millet also known as Pennisetumglaucum or Bajra is one of the oldest millet used by our forefathers and is one of the most important cereal grow in tropical semi-arid lands primarily Asia and Africa. In India, it is used as a regular meal in states like Gujarat and Rajasthan.

    Pearl Millet | TAC

    Benefits of Pearl Millet –

    • Rich in protein
    • Rich in calcium, iron, and zinc, which increases hemoglobin levels
    • High fiber content
    • Natural coolant and perfect food for summer
    • Good for bone health and muscles
    • Good lactogogue

    Maize (Corn):     

    Corn presents a wide range of health benefits as it includes so many minerals and other nutrients in it. It can be used to prevent haemorrhoids as the fabric content in corn bulks up the stool and makes it move out of the body constantly. It is used to improve growth and can even help you gain weight.

    Maize | Corn | TAC

    Benefits of Maize –

    • Vitamin B6 rich
    • Reduces anemia
    • Controls Hypertension
    • Lowers bad cholesterol
    • Controls diabetes
    • Provides eye and skincare

    Proso Millet:

    Proso millet is a warm season of grass with a growing period of 60–100 days. It is an extremely nutritious cereal grain used for human consumption, birdseed.

    ProsoMillet | TAC

    Benefits of Proso Millet –

    • Benefits in reducing bad cholesterol
    • Good for the nervous system
    • Helpful as an anti-aging
    • Prevents pellagra conditions
    • Reduces risk of diabetes
    • Bones strength

    Kodo Millet- Paspalumsetaceum (Harka, Kodon):

    Kodo Millet is known as Haraka in Kannada, Varagu in Tamil, Arikelu in  Telugu, Kodra in Hindi, Kodo millets are a storehouse of vitamins.

    KodoMillet | TAC

    Benefits of Kodo Millet –

    • Regulates the increase in level of blood glucose
    • Promotes serum insulin levels
    • Benefits in reducing bad cholesterol
    • A wonderful source of antioxidants
    • Benefits in relieving menstrual cramps

    Barnyard Millet- Echinochloautilis(Oodalu, Sanwa):

    Barnyard millet is a multi-purpose crop that is cultivated for food and fodder. It is a great source of protein, which is extremely digestible and is a great source of dietary fiber with a great amount of soluble and insoluble fractions.

    BarnyardMillet | TAC

    Benefits of Barnyard Millet –

    • Excellent source of protein
    • Rich in fiber
    • Low in calories
    • Gluten-free food
    • Low glycemic index food

    Foxtail Millet- Setariaitalic (Navane, Kangni):

    Foxtail millet is rich in dietary protein, fiber, it treats in fighting diseases and strengthens immunity.

    FoxtailMillet | TAC

    Benefits of Foxtail Millet –

    • Rich in calcium
    • Lowering bad cholesterol
    • Anti-aging
    • Prevent cancer
    • High in Antioxidant
    • Fight with diabetes
    • Weight loss
    • Brain growth

    Paddy :

    Paddy is a starchy fiber used as a staple ingredient by more than half the earth’s population largely due to its versatility, availability, and capacity to adapt to any flavor and seasoning.

    Paddy | TAC

    Benefits of Paddy –

    • Prevents hyper-sensitivity to words allergens
    • Speed up wound healing and strengthen cellular regeneration
    • Aids in reducing hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause
    • It helps to reduce bad cholesterol in the body and prevents heart diseases.
    • Reduces the risk of cancer

    Wheat :

    Wheat is extremely controversial because it encloses a protein called gluten, which can trigger a harmful immune response in predisposed individuals.

    Wheat | TAC

    Benefits of Wheat –

    • Helps control obesity
    • Protects against asthma
    • Lower risk of chronic inflammation
    • Reduces risk of diabetes
    • Protects against breast and colon cancer
    • Helps to avoid gallstones
    • Improves body metabolism
    • Protect against coronary heart disease and heart attack-

    Disclaimer: The information in this article is presented for the sole purpose of education on Ayurveda and neither the details in this blog nor the products are intended to diagnose, cure, prevent. treat, or mitigate any condition. If you have a medical condition, please consult a doctor or health professional. Total Ayurveda Care strongly recommends that you speak with your doctor before making any changes to your diet through which your health will be benefited.