Ragi for women: Dieitician lists the many health benefits of the gluten-free grain

Ragi is rich in calcium which helps in strengthening bones. It is an excellent source of natural calcium for growing children and aging people. Ragi consumption helps in development of bones in growing children and in maintenance of bone health in adults.

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Ragi is rich in calcium which helps in strengthening bones. It is an excellent source of natural calcium for growing children and aging people. Ragi consumption helps in development of bones in growing children and in maintenance of bone health in adults.

New Delhi: For women, there are several factors of wellbeing, and with the many hormonal changes that continue to occur overtime. This often poses threat to overall health and wellbeing and most of it, according to doctors, can be improved by making the right dietary choices. Turns out, even gluten-free grains like ragi – also known as finger millet – can work wonders to make women healthier.



And while these are hailed for their nutritional value, there are some benefits that only ladies can reap. Read on to know what they are. In an interaction with News9Live, Dr Shweta Jaiswal, Senior Dietician at Sharda Hospital, listed the benefits of ragi for women.

What is ragi malt? Malting characteristics of finger millet are superior to other millets. On malting, the vitamin cis elaborated, phosphorus availability is increased, digestion is easier and amino acids are synthesied. In south India, the malted ragi flour is extensively used in the preparation of weaning foods, instant mixes and beverages.

Therefore, incorporating ragi, also known as finger millet, into the diet during pregnancy is highly beneficial as it is a rich source of calcium that helps strengthen bones and teeth, as well as aid in the proper skeletal developme.