24 December 2021

12 Reasons Why Jowar is Good For Your Health

By Alpa Momaya

Jowar is globally known as the “new quinoa” for its gluten-free and whole-grain goodness. It goes by the name of Sorghum in English and a staple to India


Jowar, a gluten-free whole grain, is considered an excellent alternative for people who suffer from ‘gluten intolerance.

Jowar Rich in Fiber

A single serving contains over 12 grams, i.e. half the recommended daily intake for fibre. It also lowers the risk of obesity, stroke, high blood pressure, cardiac disease etc.

Controls Blood Sugar Levels

Jowar is a complex carbohydrate that digests slowly and leads to stable blood sugar levels which is a great diet choice for diabetics.

High in Protein

100 grams of Jowar provides 11 grams of protein, which supplies the body with energy and aids in cell regeneration.

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Full of Iron

Jowar contains 8.45 mg of iron in every cup which preserve many vital functions in the body.

Good for Bone Health

Contains high magnesium levels, jowar helps maintain calcium levels in the body and strengthen bones.

Packed with Nutrients

It contains vitamin B, which helps the body build new tissues and cells. Also containing potassium, phosphorus and traces of zinc, copper, and over 20 micronutrients and high levels of antioxidants

Helps Weight Loss

Jowar has a much higher concentration of dietary fibre that ensures higher satiety levels and lowers overeating by keeping hunger pangs at bay

Improves Digestive System

The high dietary fibre content in Jowar helps stool pass smoothly through the digestive tract, reduce bloating, stomach ache and constipation.

Improves Heart Health

The abundance of fibre in jowar helps lower LDL (or bad cholesterol) levels in the body, thus reducing the risk of a heart attack

Improves Energy Levels

Sorghum contains high amounts of niacin (or Vitamin B3). The B vitamin is integral in transforming food into energy usable by the body.

Boosts Blood Circulation

Iron and copper are minerals present in the grain that improves the body’s blood circulation, development of red blood cells in the body and enhances iron absorption in the body


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