Health benefits of Bajra/ Pearl Millet?

Health benefits of Bajra/ Pearl Millet?

aBajra is one of the oldest millet used by our ancestors. Along with wheat flour even bajra was included in the regular diet. It is known to have a very high fiber content which makes it healthier. It is used as a regular meal in places like Rajasthan, Gujarat. Now a day’s it is gaining its importance back.

Now Bajra are recommended by many health professionals, Dieticians and Nutritionist because of its various health benefits. It is also not very expensive millet which can reduce its consumption. People are becoming more and more conscious about the fact of bajra having various good effects on the body.

Dieticians and Nutritionist are trying their best to promote this particular millet and increase its consumption by educating its benefits among all groups of people. Awareness among the people helps to create a positive attitude towards this millet. It is also called as pearl millet. It is not expensive like pearl but it’s definitely has pearl like quality which is beneficial to the body. 100 grams of Bajra has the following nutritional values: energy 360 calories, moisture 12g,protein 12g, fat 5g, mineral 2g, fiber 1 g, carbohydrate 67g, Calcium 42mg, phosphorus 242mg, and iron 8mg.

provides us with disease fighting phytochemicals that lower cholesterol, antioxidants, plenty of fibre, folate, iron, magnesium, copper, zinc, vitamins-E and B-complex, thiamine, riboflavin and niacin. It is a gluten free grain. So it is one of the grains which can be easily included in the diet of a person who is suffering from Gluten Induced Enteropathy or has allergy towards gluten. It is noted for its high iron content also.

Health Benefits of bajra

Bajra Thalipeeth / Bajra Roti

 

Benefits of Bajra:

  • Bajra has some medicinal properties when bread is eaten with honey in the morning. It is especially effective for bleeding piles, epilepsy, insomnia, impotency, high blood pressure, diabetes and tuberculosis.
  • It is easily digestible and has the lowest probability of causing allergic reactions.
  • Bajra, being gluten free, is a very good food choice for those suffering from celiac disease who cannot tolerate gluten.
  • It is highly effective and recommended for cases of severe constipation and stomach ulcers.
  • The presence of phytic acid and niacin in bajra helps in lowering the cholesterol.
  • Being rich in fiber content, bajra is good for diabetics, keeping the glucose levels normal.
  • This whole grain supports weight loss as the high fiber content leads to a feeling of fullness for a prolonged period of time.
  • It is helpful in maintaining cardiovascular health and in acidity problems.
  • Bajra helps in reducing weight.
  • It controls blood sugar levels and hence good for diabetic.
health benefits of bajra / pearl millet

Organic Bajra / Pearl Millet

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Excessive eating of these grains causes high uric acid deposits in the system. So people with kidney and rheumatic diseases should use it with care. As mentioned above, Bajra comes with immense health benefits and uses. If you have known the importance of whole grains, then you should make a conscious effort to include Bajra in your diet.

 

 

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Neha Kava

National Registered Dietitian at NutriChoice4u.com
Neha Kava is a National Certified Registered Dietitian in India. She likes to share her knowledge about daily health, nutritition and diet tips. You can contact her for online counselling on info@nutrichoice4u.com

122 Responses to Health benefits of Bajra/ Pearl Millet?

  1. Krishna Gayatri says:

    Dear mam

    My husband height is 5 7 his weight 76. Could u pls suggest how many times in a week he can consume to reduce weight.can v take ad khichdi wid moongdal in d night.
    Any auggestions on tummy reduction for him would be really helpful.

    Thanks
    Gayatri

  2. Raji says:

    Madam, My age is 42 years and BMI is 44. I am planning to consume pearl millets for weight loss. As you mentioned these will release uric acid,I had gout problem earlier. So Please suggest me moderate intake quantity of these millets daily.

  3. Nehal says:

    Hello mam
    I am one month pregnant and I love to have bajra roti in breakfast,but as heard it is warm food should I consume it or not

    • Neha Kava says:

      Hello Nehal,
      You can eat it. Add some rice flour and wheat flour to it. so may be 50% bajra, 25% rice flour and 25% wheat flour

  4. Lakshmi Pankaj says:

    Dear ma’am
    I’m 32 year old women…I’m suffering from hypothyroidism for the last 4 years now..I live in UAE I’m a vegetarian by birth and have issues with my weight I’m currently 82 kgs…can you please suggest a good proper diet can I have bajra roti than the normal wheat roti.. please advice.

  5. Nagmani says:

    I am 35 years old recently i done blood test there are some data vitamin d 14.8 ,vitamin b12:201 and total cholestrol:218.
    for this bajara is good?

  6. M L Narayana says:

    Hi,
    I am at 40 yrs, i do rotating shift duties which causes irregularities in sleeping patterns and food. Recently i started eating bajra regularly.. I feel that constipation increased. I am experiencing frequent bloating since 2 yrs. My gall bladder is removed due to gall stones.Can you suggest anything to be included or excluded from my diet. I normally eat rice.

    • Neha Kava says:

      Hello Narayan,
      Bajra should not be reason for constipation as Bajra has ore fiber than wheat. Make sure you drink enough water through out the day..
      If you want a detailed diet consultation then you can write to us at info@nutrichoice4u.com. We give online consultation

  7. Ankita says:

    Hi
    I get a faint stomach ache and acidity for a day or two when ever I consume bajra.Ibs it because of the heat ? Am I allergic to this grain ?

    • Neha Kava says:

      Hello Ankita,,
      There is possibility of being allergic to it.

      Regards

      • Namarta says:

        Hi Neha,

        I am really low in Iron and Ferritin but planing to conceive. I am vegetarian also. could you please recommend healthy ways of Increasing iron in the body.

        Thank you

        • Neha Kava says:

          Hello Namarata,

          Start eating dates, anjir, halim , watermelon, muskmelon, egg, apple, beet, tomato to increase your iron.
          But if levels are too low i would advise you to take iron supplement from your physician

        • Noor Mohammed Syed says:

          Sister consume more and more Pearl Millet (Baajra).Baajra contents more and more iron.

  8. uttam says:

    DEAR SIR,

    `I LOVE EATING BARJA ROTI, BUT JUST WANTED TO KNOW SOME FACTS ABOUT IT. IS IT GOOD TO INCLUDE IN REGULAR DIET INSTEAD OF WHEAT ROTI , CAN IT BE EATEN EVERYDAY, ALSO LOT OF PEOPLE SAY ITS INTENSITY IS HOT SO IF YOU EAT MORE THERE ARE CHANCES OF BLEEDING PILES, AND PERSON WITH PILES PROBLEM CAN EAT IT REGULARLY.

    • Neha Kava says:

      Hello Uttam,
      You can add bajra to your daily diet.. If you think it will give you heat add buttermilk to the meal.
      Regards

  9. uttam says:

    i like eating bajri chapati with Ghee, but cannot eat as its ( Tasir is hot) so is it advisable for people suffering from piles, so just wanted your suggestions weather it is advisable or not

  10. FJ says:

    I have recently started taking 1 Bajra chapati daily (7 days a week) in the morning with my regular cup of tea.
    Is it too much?
    I am 58 years old and generally in good health with Type 2 diabetes for which I take medication.

    • Neha Kava says:

      Hello Feroz,
      You can definitely eat that.. Continue it life long… DInner would be better place to eat Bajra roti instead of having Wheat roti for dinner.

      Regards

  11. Ram says:

    Hi, Bajra, Jowar, Ragi and other millets have High glycemic index.. higher than rice. How are they good for diabetics?

    Is it because the Glycemic load is low?

    • Neha Kava says:

      Hello Ram,
      Glycemic index of these millets are lower then rice because of high content of fiber in them..

      Regards

  12. Smitha says:

    Hallo neha
    My husband has copper deposition in liver , is there a problem if we use this ?

  13. sriramya says:

    Hi my husband have kidney hydrolysis problem. Can we take pearl millet? Is any problem in this

    • Neha Kava says:

      Hello Sriramya,
      Once a week wont be a problem.

      Regards

      • Madhu says:

        hi neha mam,
        I am a 35 year lady having back pain,knee pain n little body pain. I am working professional.
        Can I take bajra daily as porridge n roti?
        I don’t have any other health
        problem.
        I have read that bajra strengthens bones. Please advice.

  14. shruti says:

    Hi this article is very informative. i want to include bajra in my diet but my mother told me its a warm food. Please tell me how and portions in which i can incorporate bajra into my diet.Oh yes can you please prepare an article about warm and cold food items.
    Please. thank you

    • Neha Kava says:

      Hello Shruthi,
      You can eat bajra 2-3 times in a week. If you believe in hot food and cold food than you can add a bowl of curd or buttermilk when you eat bajra.

      Regards

  15. sharavan says:

    can bajra and jowar be eaten as sprouts

  16. Sreema says:

    Dear maam,plz advice the remedy for severe constipation & piles bleeding.is safolla oats is advicable?plz advice the diet for controlling piles & constipation

    • Neha Kava says:

      Dear sreema,
      You can have oats as it is high in fiber. also add other sources of fiber like fruits, veggies, salads, curds to your meals.. Drink minimum 3-3.5liters of water each day.. Try to eat curds with all meals..

      Regards

  17. Sukanti rakesh jha says:

    Neha maam,i had cs delivery before 1month & now i m facing severe constipation & piles bleeding problem.nw i m taking safolla oats,carrot,papaya,cucumberin my diet.bt after eating safolla oats i m facing acidity problem.kindly advice me.

    • Neha Kava says:

      Hello Sukanti,

      Oats do not take empty stomach. You can try quacker oats. Avoid taking ready to make oats packets.. Try to stick more to home made food items only. along iwth fiber also drink 3-3.5 liters water in a day. Take curds along both the meals.
      If you want diet chart for the same problem you can mail us on info@nutrichoice4u.com

  18. Vandana says:

    Hello ,this article is very informative.I am suffering from multiple fissures from past 6 years and aggravated in last one year.Can I consume pearl millet but I heard its heat for body. So my question is can I consume it and how many days a week.i am also consuming other Millets which is helping me ………but I want to get healed from fissures….please help If possible give a detailed information……
    Thanks

    • Neha Kava says:

      Hello Vandana,
      Use Bajra along with the rest of the flours. so mixture of jowar, bajra, nachni, rice would be good..
      Regards

  19. Hema says:

    Hi Neha,

    My baby is 8 months old. can I add bajra porridge in his diet?

    Regards,
    Hema

  20. Janki says:

    Hello Nehamam
    I am 31 yrs old lady.I have 65 weight after pregnancy..it’s too much..I am doing exercise regularly but little difference found.what types of diating I should do?

  21. Amarbir Kaur says:

    hi mam ,
    my name is amar.I want to reduce my weight recently i put 67 kg .my height is 5 feet 4inch so which food items i can add to reduce weight with simple way.

    • Neha Kava says:

      Hello Amarbir,

      Kindly mail your entire days meal patterns of info@nutrichoice4u.com so that we are able to help you in a right way.

      Regards

      • Krishnadas MV says:

        Hello good morning Ms. Neha,
        I am Krishnadas, 49 yr old man from Aluva, Kerala. I am diabetic patient. Measurement is before food : 140, after food : 240.

        I am daily 8 kms walking. But some days i can’t walking.

        I am not feed Bajra ie; here is not available.

        can u help me for reduce my diabetic prob.

        regards
        krishnadas
        Kerala
        8547774580

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