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Beware of Millet


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    Beware of Millet

    ஹாய் பிரெண்ட்ஸ் , வழக்கமா போற சமையல் ப்ளாக் ஒன்றில் ஒரு கட்டுரை படிச்சேன் .....

    இப்போ நிறைய பேர் சிறு தானியங்கள் அதிகம் உபயோக படுத்தறோம்... தினை, வரகு, சாமை, etc..etc...

    இந்த கட்டுரை அதை பற்றி தான்...


    Gluten allergies are clearly on the increase in our modern society. It seems like practically every other person I know these days has some sort of digestive issue that avoiding gluten would probably improve.
    At the top of the list of gluten containing foods is wheat, the indisputable, primary staple of the Western diet and the very foundation of the hopelessly misguided USDA Food Pyramid. Given how important bread and other wheat based carbohydrates are to our societyís basic food requirements, itís no wonder that folks seek a quick and easy substitute for wheat bread and wheat based snacks when a gluten allergy or celiac disease has been diagnosed.

    Millet: An Ancient Whole Grain
    Enter millet. This ancient grain was cultivated in East Asia as far back as 10,000 years ago, according to archaeologists. Surprisingly, cultivation of millet in prehistoric times was more prevalent than even rice, particularly in what is now China and the Korean peninsula.
    Milletís resistance to drought is perhaps the reason for its popularity in ancient times and its spread to Europe by 5000 B.C.
    Despite the 5000 year difference in adapting this whole grain as a staple food, millet porridge is considered a traditional food in Russia as well as China! Use of millet is also widespread in Africa, known for its drought prone climate.

    Millet Bread: A Logical Substitute for Wheat
    The protein structure of millet is quite similar to wheat. The one glaring exception is that millet is a non gluten grain. Wheat contains copious amounts of this hard to digest plant protein.
    When millet flour is used for baking bread, the resulting loaf is light, white, and quite similar in texture to wheat bread. As a result, people who wish to avoid gluten tend to immediately gravitate to millet bread as the most logical and palatable substitute.
    Millet bread is extremely popular in healthfood stores. Samiís Bakery and Deland Bakery are two local bakeries that sell an absolute ton of millet bread to these stores around my local metro area. I recently corresponded with a person up the East Coast of the USA who was consuming a lot of the millet/flax chips from Samiís Bakery as an alternative to wheat based snacks and had no idea of the potential health risks from consuming so much millet.
    It was this discussion that led me to write this blog and warn folks about the dangers of consuming too much millet!

    Beware of Millet Ė A Potent Goitrogen
    While millet may not contain gluten, it does contain goitrogens. Goitrogens are those substances in food that suppress thyroid activity and can lead to goiter, an enlargement of this very important gland which resides in the throat. Low iodine intake can also lead to goiter.
    Hypothyroidism is a serious and sometimes debilitating condition that accompanies a weak or enlarged thyroid such as what occurs with goiter. Depression, difficulty losing weight, loss of hair, cold hands/feet, and fatigue are common hypothyroid symptoms. By some estimates, hypothyroidism is at epidemic proportions in Western society.
    While the goitrogens in foods that contain them are usually reduced by cooking (such as cruciferous vegetables), cooking actually increases the goitrogenic effect of millet! Therefore, when folks begin eating large amounts of millet bread with a wholesale switch over from wheat, the goitrogenic effects of this simple dietary change can be profound.

    Eat Millet in Moderation
    Protect your thyroid at all costs! It is a real challenge to unwind the effects of hypothyroidism once this vital gland is weakened or enlarged. Donít take any chances with your thyroid health by consuming large amounts of millet bread or millet based snacks. If gluten and/or wheat is a problem, then simply reduce bread consumption or use another grain that is both non gluten containing and non goitrogenic such as rice or oats. Occasional millet bread consumption is fine if your thyroid is healthy Ė just donít overdo!
    Given how difficult it is in modern society to maintain thyroid and overall glandular health, taking a chance by eating a lot of millet bread is a risky proposition indeed. Traditional peoples did not have the constant stresses and strains on their glands like modern people do with the pollution of our food, water, air and overall environment. Therefore, we must be overprotective of our glandular health and avoid regular consumption of foods that might impair it in any way.
    Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist....

    வலை தள ஆராய்ச்சியில் இது பத்தி இன்னும் சில ஆய்வுகள் செய்ய பட்டு இருப்பது தெரிய வந்துச்சு....

    நம்ம முன்னோர்கள் சரியா சொல்லி இருக்காங்க.... "அளவுக்கு மீறினால் அமிர்தமும் நஞ்சு "....

    சிறுதானியங்களை சாப்பிடுங்க ...ஆனா அதுக்குன்னு அரிசி, பருப்பு, கோதுமை போன்ற மற்றவற்றை ஒதுக்கி முழுக்க தானிய உணவை மட்டுமே சாப்பிடாதீங்க......அதனால உங்க தினசரி உணவு ஒரு சரி விகித உணவா (balanced diet )இருக்கும் படி பார்த்துக்கோங்க....

    The views are not mine but something read on the net ...If anyone knows more about it please do share it with us........


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    Re: Beware of Millet

    பயனுள்ள தகவல்... நாம் வேண்டாம் என்று ஒதுக்கிய அனைத்தும் உடலுக்கு வலிமையானது ... கொஞ்சம் கொஞ்சம் பழமைக்கு திரும்புறோம்...நல்ல விஷயம்...


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    Re: Beware of Millet

    Quote Originally Posted by gloria View Post
    பயனுள்ள தகவல்... நாம் வேண்டாம் என்று ஒதுக்கிய அனைத்தும் உடலுக்கு வலிமையானது ... கொஞ்சம் கொஞ்சம் பழக்கு திரும்புறோம்...நல்ல விஷயம்...
    ஆமா Glo... அதே சமயம் உடம்ப குறைக்கிறேன்னு எதையாவது follow செஞ்சு வில்லங்கத்த வாங்கிக்கறோம் .....

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    Re: Beware of Millet

    Quote Originally Posted by PriyagauthamH View Post
    ஆமா Glo... அதே சமயம் உடம்ப குறைக்கிறேன்னு எதையாவது follow செஞ்சு வில்லங்கத்த வாங்கிக்கறோம் .....
    எல்லாம் ஒரு ஆர்வ கோளாறு தான்...


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    Re: Beware of Millet

    பயனுள்ள தகவலை எங்களுடன் பகிர்ந்தமைக்கு நன்றி பிரியா.

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    Re: Beware of Millet

    பகிர்வுக்கு நன்றி பிரியா.

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    Re: Beware of Millet

    Hi Priyagautham, Very useful information! thank you for sharing!

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    Re: Beware of Millet

    Welcome Suma ka, Shri ka and Sumitra sis......

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