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Homeopath,  •  19 years experience
Benefits of ragi (nachni)

I am sure many of us have heard to have good amount of calcium, iron, protein to make our bones strong, to improve haemoglobin, immunity for healthy and fit body. Hidden benefits of ragi:

1. Weight loss:
It helps to reduce the appetite. It has a higher rate of fibre compared to other cereals.

2. Rich in calcium:
Calcium is important to prevent osteoporosis in long run specially in post menopausal females and old age people.

3. Rich in iron:
A person suffering from anaemia or low haemoglobin should consume ragi. Also take vitamin c rich food like amla. Citrous foods like lemon, oranges etc to increase iron absorption in body.

4. Reduce cholesterol:
It contains amino acids that hinders the formation of fat in liver and provides overall reduction of body cholesterol.

How to use:
Take 3 tablespoons of ragi flour and add to your wheat flour to make rotis
Porridge for kids

Whom to avoid:
A person suffering from kidney stone and urinary calculi

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