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Nutritional Benefits Of Bajra Roti

By Nidhi Nangia. Updated: January 20, 2017
Nutritional Benefits Of Bajra Roti

Bajra roti is an Indian tortilla-like flatbread made from millet flour. Because millet is gluten-free, Bajra roti can serve as an excellent alternative to you if you are trying to eliminate gluten from your food intake. Even a small Bajra roti can give you the required protein, magnesium, B vitamins and other nutrients you need in your everyday life. OneHowTo.com will explain you the nutritional benefits of Bajra roti in detail.

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Increased energy

Bajra or millet is a high-energy food with lots of starch. Because starch takes more time in the body to break down, Bajra serves as a longer-lasting source of energy in your body. It also contains essential amino acids which makeup protein molecules in the body. Experts say that amino acids in Bajra are easier to digest than those in the wheat grains. Vitamin B6, thiamine and niacin in Bajra work as coenzymes, which are required for the proper working of many enzymes in your body. They are also helpful in metabolizing fatty acids, proteins and carbohydrates into energy. Vitamin B6 is also helpful in producing serotonin, a neurotransmitter that regulates your appetite, sleep cycles and mood.

Supports heart health

Bajra has niacin, the vitamin which is so important for reducing cholesterol, thus preventing heart disease. It also supplies potassium and magnesium, both minerals that are important for regulating blood pressure. Magnesium is also required for building bones, and normal functioning of muscles and nerves. Bajra has abundance of lignin, a phytonutrient that is related to reduced risks of cardiac arrest. It helps in synthesizing energy, protein, antioxidants and DNA.

Promotes digestion

Bajra has lots of insoluble fiber, which is helpful in promoting digestion and formation of stool. Fiber is responsible for reducing transit time of feces from the colon, thus preventing constipation. It is also helpful in reducing secretion of the bile acids, and is also related to reducing risks of formation of gallstones.

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Prevents cancer

Experts have identified anti-cancer properties in Bajra too. According to a study, if a pre-menopausal woman eats Bajra roti on a regular basis, she can have very less chances of developing breast cancer. This property of Bajra is probably attributed to lignin in millet grains.

Anti-diabetic effects

Bajra not only reduces risks of developing diabetes in healthy people, but can also increase their sensitivity to insulin. Considering this, it becomes a wonderful cereal option for diabetic patients, or those who want to keep diabetes at bay.

Now that you know the nutritional benefits of Bajra roti, consider making it a part of your meal every now and then. You will soon start noticing the benefits it has to offer for your health.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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susan aggarwal
My husband has diabetes,would bajara roti help. He eats one whole wheat roti twice a day
OneHowTo Editor
it is a good substitute if your husband is used to wheat roti, yes.
vidya sagar
Thanks to your blog I got introduced to Bajra and its healthy benefits. It would be very helpful if you can tell us how to consume millets according to the season.
OneHowTo Editor
Will take it into account! Thanks for the feedback
Manju
Is bajra benificial for enlarge liver
Michael Riley (oneHOWTO editor)
Hi Manju,
Yes, as a wholegrain it will be beneficial if you have a an enlarged liver, but you should consult your doctor for the best recommendations to suit you.
rubye Cambodge
really its a useful article. Earlier I was taking wheat chapatti without knowing other options also. But from now I must try bajra roti and let you know how it works...

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