Ragi or the finger millets are also known as nachni in many parts of the country. 100 grams of ragi contains 354 kcal. Ragi is known to contain the amino acid tryptophan which suppresses appetite and keeps the individual full.
Apart from keeping one satiated, ragi also offers a good amount of fiber to the gut system. Its low fat content also makes it ideal to be included in diets for weight loss.
In addition to this, ragi is also rich in calcium and vitamin D which makes it a superfood for bones.
Another advantage is that ragi is easy to cook and can be made into a number of tasty dishes.