All cereals and starchy foods in general are the food on which the human being relies most to provide for energy needs. The starches that make up the structure of the seeds are complex carbohydrates which are slowly digested releasing the energy obtained from the digestion of carbohydrates.
Among these stands out The mile, gluten-free, easy to digest and excellent for avoiding a diet too focused on classic starchy products such as wheat, corn, potato, rice.
There are various types of millet, all of which are of limited importance to the region of production. It comes particularly consumed in India, China, sub-Saharan Africa and, quite far in this ranking, England and the USA. Its consumption by the human being turns out to be very ancient, as well as its cultivation.
The benefits of millet
Let's start by listing a number of benefits obtained from regular millet consumption. Rich in proteins and fats, millet helps keep heart health under control, helps prevent diabetes, it makes more efficient digestion e reduces the relative risk of various forms of bowel cancer, feeding a special positive microflora.
It also helps maintain high respiratory and thyroid health, is an excellent food during periods of detoxification, has a good impact on the health of the nerves and muscles, to which it provides an excellent level of energy.
Energy balance with millet
It is considered a cereal more nutritious than wheat itself, although less easily workable, and its energy supply is such that it is mainly used in the production of energy bars or energy balls.
This characteristic of providing a high level of energy for the parameters of cereals in general, allows us to draw the energy to meet our daily needs from a few millet bars, or from a millet salad, or from energy balls of mile, perhaps at breakfast, on a break for a snack or a snack or snack, e therefore decrease the need to consume other cereals during the rest of the day, thus being able to increase the amount of vegetables, fruit, raw foods and rich in fiber.
On balance this is a great way to maintain the same balanced and energy level consume more fruits and vegetables.
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The millet salad
In this perspective, millet salads are ideal, strongly probiotic and alkalizing dishes, optimal for women with candida problems and able to bring serotonin, excellent for improving the mood: here is a recipe of millet salad among the most common and healthy:
> 1 cup of cooked millet;
> ½ cup of raisins;
> ½ cup of ground almonds;
> ½ cup of walnuts;
> 1 tablespoon of pumpkin seeds;
> chopped parsley;
> 1 sliced cucumber;
> 1 pear cut into cubes;
> a few lettuce leaves;
> diced tofu (better if smoked);
> olive oil;
Prepare the lettuce leaves on the bottom of the dish as a base and place the millet mixed with raisins, a pinch of salt, and the cubes of tofu. Let it rain over the almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, parsley and a drizzle of oil and vinegar.
Finish by garnishing the dish with the cucumber slices, with the crispy pear cubes and with a spoonful of particularly liquid honey; the millefiori will be fine.
millet in energy bars and energy balls
Coming instead to energy bars and energy balls, the ideal is to find those made with puffed mile (puffed millet, if the ingredient list is in English). Millet is often just one of the cereals that make up the recipe, together with oats or barley, and in most cases the bars contain dried fruit, such as blueberries, strawberries or apricots, and various seeds such as cashews and peanuts (beware of intolerances).
One of these bars or energy balls with a banana for breakfast or snack and you will have filled up with energy while waiting for lunch or dinner.
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