Millet is a good source of plant protein, rich in B-complex vitamins, especially niacin, folic acid and B6. It contains iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, copper and zinc. It does not contain gluten. Magnesium protects the heart by reducing the risk of heart attack, lowers down high pressure and reduces the incidence of migraine attacks.
Millet fiber helps reduce the possibility of stones in the bile, reduces the secretion of bile salts, which in excess leads to stone formation. It also delays the absorption of sugars in the intestine, resulting in their blood levels increasing gradually rather than abruptly. Millet is an ideal food for people with type 2 diabetes. Lignans, which are abundant in millet, are transformed from beneficial intestinal bacteria into substances that also act as protectors for the heart while reducing the likelihood of various hormone-dependent types of cancer, particularly breast cancer.