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Pearl Millet/ Bajra Benefits-1

Bajra is one of the oldest grains cultivated in India and has many health benefits

Prevent Colon Cancer

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Pearl Millet
  • It has a rich combination of both fiber and the phytonutrient Lignin which is believed to reduce the risk of developing colon cancer.

Reduces the risk of heart diseases

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  • Consumption of Bajra helps decrease triglyceride levels in the body by the action of Niacin and Lignin thereby reducing the risk of heart diseases. It also contains magnesium and potassium – minerals that play an important role in regulating blood pressure


Drumstick Health Benefits-1


Drumstick – the stems, leaves and seeds are a favorite to all and are known to have numerous therapeutic qualities:

Lowers blood sugar levels:

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  • Drumstick contains a very high amount of Vitamin A and oleic acid, which significantly reduce blood glucose levels in the body and help in controlling diabetes

  • enhance gall bladder function, controlling cholesterol levels

Helps in digestion:

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  • B-complex vitamins (such as niacin, riboflavin, folic acid and pyridoxine) helps in the breakdown of complex carbohydrates, proteins and fats into their simpler forms enabling efficient digestion.

Benefits of Mushroom-1

Mushrooms are fungi, but categorized in the vegetable category. Mushrooms are good sources of many nutrients.


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Good sources of B vitamins

  • Pantothenic acid(B5) helps with the production of hormones and keeps nerves active.

  • Riboflavin (B2)helps maintain healthy red blood cells

  • Niacin (B3)promotes healthy skin and maintains the digestive and nervous systems

Indian Regional dishes and their importance- North Indian(BAJRA/MILLET KI ROTI)

Regional dishes and their importance                                                

Indian food is different from rest of the world not only in taste but also in cooking methods. It reflects a perfect blend of various cultures and ages. Given the range of diversity in soil type, climate and occupations these cuisines vary significantly from each other and have different nutritional significance.

North Indian Food – “Bajra Ki Roti”  


Good source of iron- helps formation of heamoglobin in blood. Easily digestible and has the lowest probability of causing allergic reactions. Is gluten free -good choice for those suffering from celiac disease who cannot tolerate gluten and effective for severe constipation and stomach ulcers. The presence of phytic acid and niacin helps in lowering the cholesterol. Being rich in fiber content it’s good for diabetics, keeping the glucose levels normal.


Bajra roti cooked with added onions, vegetables, herbs and spices increases the overall nutritional value.

Nutrient Combination-Niacin and Tryptophan

Food contains a mixture of nutrients that interact with one another sometimes they join forces, other times they cancel each other out. Many foods work well when eaten together because of the complementary nutrients each contains. When you consume food, certain dishes must be taken in combination with another to obtain better absorption and utilization of nutrients present in the foods. Therefore following are the list of nutrients that work in pairs which helps you in choosing foods.

Niacin and Tryptophan

Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that your body cannot produce it, and it must be obtained from food sources. Our body uses tryptophan to manufacture niacin, a B vitamin, and serotonin, a neurotransmitter. Serotonin plays a role in regulating sleep and moods, and in controlling impulses in the brain. A severe deficiency in tryptophan can lead to insomnia, depression, anxiety, irritability and unexpected weight loss or gain.

Thrive on: Tryptophan is found in cheese, chicken, eggs, fish, milk, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, soy products. Meanwhile, niacin is found in poultry, fish, lean meats, nuts, eggs and dairy products.