- Millet is a protein power house, and like quinoa it's easily digestible - making it even easier to eliminate. Elimination is key when it comes to skin care because constipation is linked to aging.
This means a body constipated is a body filled with toxins and one that looks aged and tired.
Here are more benefits of adding and eating millet - for your body and skin's health:
- Source of Calcium: Calcium in the epidermis helps the body regulate how fast it generates new skin cells to replace old ones and how quickly it sheds old skin cells. Skin that does not have enough calcium stored in the epidermis may appear fragile, thin and dry
- Source of Vitamin E: Antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals
- Source of Vitamin B's: Makes new skin cells/Helps skin retain moisture etc.
- Source of Vitamin K: said to heal skin at a quicker rate
- Source of Omega-3 fatty acids: said to combat skin problems such as: eczema, psoriasis etc...
- Source of Zinc: said to tighten large pores and clear up acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema etc.
- Source of Copper: softens and said to reverse wrinkles
- Source of Iron: provides beautiful glow to skin and speed up wound healing
- Serotonin: improves the look of skin by acting like an antidepressant #glowingskin
- Source of Fiber: pushes unwanted toxins, fungus and yeast out of the body
- Source of Amino Acids: skin treatment from within: nourishes skin and neutralizes acids, thus, strengthening and softening skin.
Wondering how to cook it:
Soak overnight before cooking
Cook 1/2 cup to 1 1/4 cups of water for about 16-25 minutes.
- You can flavor it with your favorite vegetables, high quality salt and other seasonings...
Have you tried millet before? Let me know in the comment section below.