Here’s our “Living Strong” tip for the week. *Ankh wedja seneb – “Be alive, strong and healthy!
This week the focus is on Millet: “The Queen of the Grains”
One of the things we must do if we are to maintain our temples is return to the diet of our ancestors. It would be to our benefit to restore millet to its proper place in our diet,
Millet is often called “the queen of the grains.” It is believed to be the only cereal that human beings could live on as the only item in the diet.
It is high in protein, B vitamins, choline, iron, silica, lecithin, manganese and other minerals. It looks like round sesame seeds.
Millet is the only alkaline grain. It helps strengthen the kidneys, spleen, stomach and pancreas. It can be used to prevent gallstones, quiet morning sickness, and adjust cholesterol levels.
Because it prevents some bacteria from growing in the mouth, eating millet can help get rid of bad breath. It is also used for urinary disorders, colitis, diarrhea, indigestion, ulcers and diabetes.
Millet helps prevent sickle cell crises, high blood pressure and cancer because it is rich in thiocyanate.
There are many ways to add millet to the diet. It can be used as a breakfast cereal, as a substitute for rice, or added to soups and stews. It can also be sprouted. It has a nutty flavor and is easy to digest, which makes it a good “first cereal” for babies.
From: “Maintaining Our Temples” by Qaraandin photo by @blackgirlsjuice716