Because of this it has a relatively low glycemic index and has been shown to produce lower blood sugar levels than wheat or rice. Niacin (vitamin B3) in millet can help lower cholesterol. Millet is gluten-free and non-allergenic; a great grain for individuals with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity.
kuthiravali helps to fight against anemia as it has high iron content. Helps in controlling bowel movement due to its higher fiber content. Improves the strength of bones due to kuthiravali higher calcium content. Is very low in fat and calories than regular rice and thus helps in weight loss.
Under the age of 35. 1st month: These age groups can have effective control over diabetes by including Barnyard millet (kuthiraivali) added to an idli/ dosa batter in their diet as one of their meal.