Should we stop eating paddy rice and wheat?

Should we stop eating paddy rice and wheat? Nutritionally whole grain paddy rice (not the polished ones), or whole wheat (not the refined/all purpose) have something to offer. So do oats, barley, the many millets and many other cereal grains and pseudo cereals. The polished white paddy or the refined/all purpose flour have very little … Continue reading Should we stop eating paddy rice and wheat?

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​Why eat millets?

Why eat millets? It is a very simple question. The world we live in and are leaving our children cannot sustain the food systems that we grew up with and have practiced so far. Climate change, water demand, nutrient shortfalls, there are many reasons for us to start rethinking our food critically. Paddy requires about … Continue reading ​Why eat millets?

Were millets really the staple grains of our ancestors?

This question comes up very often when taking about millets - were millets really staple grains in our ancestors' diets? For the sake of being informed about our history, let us dive into the Q of whether our ancestors ate millets as a staple. That paddy needs more water, fertile soil and protection from pests … Continue reading Were millets really the staple grains of our ancestors?