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HEALING HERBS: Millet good for longevity


ANNETTE MAYNARD-WATSON, [email protected]

HEALING HERBS: Millet good for longevity

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The Hunzas, who live in a remote area of the Himalayan foothills and are known for their excellent health and longevity, enjoy millet as a staple in their diet. – www.care2.com

IT IS IMPORTANT to understand the significance of who we truly are if we are to manifest our greatest power. 

Last week, I was at St Luke’s Church and enjoyed the sermon delivered by Reverend Davidson Bowen. Rev. Bowen is a dynamic speaker and his delivery was authentic and motivated me to continue sharing my divine gift with others. He also reminded us that the Creator is in charge of this universe and that each of us has an expiry date.

This statement reinforces that we must have faith, release fear, offer forgiveness and wrap ourselves in a cape of hope. The mention of the word hope makes me associate it with silent doctor millet.

Millet is a grain used by many which offers hope for longevity. Young people are familiar with it.

Millet is loaded with many nutrients, including fibre, copper, phosphorus, manganese and magnesium. Research shows that millet has many health benefits, including lowering cholesterol, reducing migraines and the risk of heart attacks, and treating respiratory conditions, including asthma.

Millet can help prevent the onset of breast cancer and reduces the risk of gastrointestinal conditions like gastric ulcers or colon cancer. It will also eliminate problems like excessive gas, bloating and constipation. 

The website WHFoods.com states: “Eating foods high in insoluble fibre, such as millet, can help women avoid gallstones,” citing a study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.

As we celebrate our 49th year of Independence, I implore all readers to keep focusing on our glow foods, including barley, sago, millet and oats. They are health heroes that should gain the respect of our citizens and be commended for their health benefits.

Happy Independence to all Barbadians.  

• Annette Maynard-Watson, a teacher and herbal educator, may be contacted via [email protected] gmail.com or by telephone 250-6450.

DISCLAIMER: It is not our intention to prescribe or make specific claims for any products. Any attempts to diagnose or treat real illness should come under the direction of your health care provider.

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