Reasons To Include Ragi In Your Diet


M.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics

Navneet Kaur


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Ragi, or Finger Millet, is one of the most nutritious millets. Here are the top reasons why you must consider this incredibly healthy cereal.


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1. Protein-rich.

Ragi is an excellent plant-based protein-rich food. It provides around 7 grams of protein / 100 grams.

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Besides dairy foods, you can consider ragi to meet your daily calcium needs.

2. Loaded with calcium.

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Ragi is rich in dietary fiber, which provides fullness for a long and prevents hunger cravings, thus promoting weight loss.  

3. Support Weight Loss.

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Ragi is a good source of antioxidants that helps fight free radicals and reduce oxidative stress.

4. Antioxidant-rich.

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People with gluten sensitivity or celiac disease can easily include ragi in their diet as it does not contain gluten.

5. Gluten-free.

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Ragi has been shown to benefit people with diabetes by preventing blood sugar spikes owing to its high dietary fiber & magnesium content.

6. May help manage blood glucose levels.

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Ragi may help reduce heart disease risk by promoting a healthy blood lipid profile.

7. Lowers cholesterol.

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