Foxtail millet/Navane/தினை is a gluten free grain is and the second most commonly grown species. It is one of the oldest cultivated millet. The grains are very similar to paddy rice in grain structure. They contain an outer husk, which needs to be removed in order to be used. There are lots of variety in foxtail millet Kari navane, Kuchu navane, Kempu navane, Jade navane, Hullu navane, Halu navane. Coming to the fats in the ladoos, almonds and coconut, almonds have loads of health benefits apart from being a tasty snack, They reduce heart attack risk, lower ‘bad’ cholesterol, protects artery walls from damage. Almonds help build strong bones and teeth, they provide healthy fats and aid in weight loss.
Coconut on the other hand helps prevent Obesity by speeding up metabolism, providing an immediate source of energy with fewer calories than other fats. The healthy fat in coconut slowsdown any rise in blood sugar and helps to reduce hypoglycemic cravings.