Super Grains For Weight Management

Grain are a must in any balanced diet. A diet rich in whole grains helps you fight the belly bulge while lowering the risk of heart disease. Incorporating whole grains into weight loss plans may help burn fat as well as reduce the risk of heart disease. Eating a diet rich in whole grains can really boost your weight loss efforts and help you lose belly fay effectively.


  • Barley is high in soluble and insoluble fibre
  • It is great for digestion
  • Barley is loaded with antioxidants and magnesium
  • It helps increase metabolin rate, helps reduce BMI
  • Barley is great for kidney detoxification
  • One cup barley has 6 g fibre and 4 g protein

Finger Millet

  • Also known as the power house of nutrients
  • This grain has the highest amount of calcium
  • Finger millet is rich in iron, potassium and many other micro nutrients
  • Finger millet in gluten free, loaded with antioxidants and hence anti aging
  • Also known as wonder grain for women, helps control blood sugar
  • One cup ragi flour has 10.3 g protein and 16 g fibre


  • This is a pseudo grain (actually a seed not a grain)
  • Amaranth is a complete source of protein as it has amino acid lysine
  • It is even more nutritious than quinoa
  • Amaranth is gluten free and very easy to digest
  • Rich in micronutrients like manganese, magnesium, iron, zinc, selenium and potassium
  • 1/2 cup cooked amaranth has 5 g protein


  • Also called world’s best weight loss friendly grain
  • Rich in powerful fibre (Beta-Glucon), it stimulates hormone peptide
  • Great for digestive health
  • High in manganese, phosphorus and loaded with antioxidants
  • 100 g raw oats has 15 g protein

Buck Wheat

  • Consumed during fasting as it is a pseudo grain
  • It is gluten free
  • Complete protein of protein, it recently gained the status of superfood
  • One cup cooked kuttu has around 6 g protein and 4.5 g fibre

Foxtail Millet

  • Low glycemic index
  • It is high in protein and fibre
  • Amazing for brain health and the nervous system


  • High in iron, one of the major millets of India
  • Has amazing health benefits


  • Bajra is very high in protein and fibre
  • Easy to include in diet and is very warm in nature

When to eat

  • Ragi, oats and rice you can consume almost everyday
  • Amaranth and buckwheat everyday or during fast
  • Millets, 4-5 times in a week

1 thought on “Super Grains For Weight Management

  1. Hi Manju, could you please add the table with the comparison of the nutrient profiles for the different grains and pseudo grains on this website? Thanks, Malini

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