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A healthy diet is beneficial not only for reducing the risk of chronic diseases, but also for improving mood and quality of life”. Millets are the healthy food which can be included in our diet. Millets are the underutilized cereals which play a major role in the food and nutritional security of millions of people to reduce malnutrition in poor sections of Indian community. Millets are small seeded cereal grains known to human race and possibly the first cereal grain to be utilized for domestic consumption.Millets are categorised into two types as major millets and minor millets. Major millets comprises of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) and pearl millet (Pennisetum typhoideum). Minor millets consist of finger millet (Eleusine coracona), kodo millet (Paspalum scrobiculatum), proso millet (Panicum miliaceum), foxtail millet (Setaria itallica), little millet (Panicum sumatrense) and barnyard millet (Echinochooa frumentacea)Vernacular names of milletsLanguageMilletsEnglishSorghumPearl milletFinger milletKodo milletProso milletFoxtailmilletLittle milletBarnyard milletBengaliJowarBajraMarwaKodoCheenaKaonSamaShyamaGujaratiJowariBajriNagliKodraChenoKangKuriBantiHindiJowarBajraNachani,MunduaKodonChena, BariKakun, KangniKutki, SavanSanwaKannadaJolaSajjeRagiHarikaBaraguNavaneSameOodaluMalayalamCholamKambamMoothari, Panji PulluVaraku-ThenaSamaKavadapulluMarathiJowariBajriNachani,NachniKodraVariKang, RataSavaBnadiOriyaJuaraBajraMandiaKoduaBachariKangamSuvanKhiraPunjabiJowarBajraMandhukaKodraCheenaKanganiSwankSwankTamilCholamKambuKelvarugu,KeppaiVaraguPanivaraguTenaiSamaiKuthiraivaliTeluguJonnaSajjaluRaguluArikaVarigaKorraSamaluOodalu Millets are nutri cereals with B vitamins, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, zinc, dietary fibre, phytochemicals. They are gluten free, least allergenic and not acid forming foods. Hence they are easy to digest and recommended for celiac patients. Millets lowers the release of glucose which reduces the risk of diabetes. Millets consists of secondary metabolites like tannins, flavonoids, terpenoids, glycosides, phenol and steroids. They act as therapeutic food by controlling several health problems like cancer, diarrhoea and cardiovascular diseases. The grains rich in phytochemical include phytic acid, which lowers cholesterol level in the human body.Millets are known for its nutritive and therapeutic qualities can be utilised in preparation of a variety of value added product. Consumption of such a wonder grain will reduce several health complications.