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Can we eat millets?

Consuming millet as part of the daily Indian diet is an age-old concept. The population of central and southern India consumed millet daily until the Green Revolution made rice and wheat more accessible

Millets have many benefits:
- Millets are drought and pest-resistant crops that can easily survive in less fertile soil. Thus, they don’t need pesticides or chemicals to grow.
- Millets are gluten free, and a great replacement for those with gluten intolerance.
- Due to their low glycemic index, millets are known to help reduce the risk of diabetes.
- Eating unpolished millet is a great substitute for eating refined wheat or white rice.

How can you eat them?
- Substitute instead of rice
- Try millet khichdi
- Millet Dosas and cheelas
- Millet Upma
- Millet Idlis
- Millet Rotis

Including millet in place of grains can add a lot of variety to the diet. Whenever you consume millets, do so along with a lot of vegetables, so that the whole meal becomes easier to digest.