B Subbulakshmi1 and D Malathi2
1Teaching Assistant, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
2Professor (Retd.), Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding Author: B Subbulakshmi, Teaching Assistant, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
Received: December 18, 2019; Published: January 06, 2020
In India, eight millets species (Sorghum, Pearl millet, Finger millet, Foxtail millet, Kodo millet, Proso millet, Barnyard millet and Little millet) are commonly cultivated under rain fed conditions. The diet based on millets and leafy vegetables having antidiabetic properties gives a new approach in the treatment of diabetic mellitus. The study was carried out to formulate multi millet based convenient chappathi and dosa mix with incorporation of dried drumstick and palak leaves and evaluated the anti diabetic effect of these mixes in alloxan induced diabetic albino rats. All the developed four mixes are scored higher acceptability and provided high amount of fibre, iron and beta carotene. In the anti diabetic study, rats were divided into 6 groups of 6 animals each. Group 1 served as non diabetic control, Group 2 as diabetic control and Groups 3, 4, 5 and 6 served as treatment groups. Diabetic was induced in rats by administration of alloxan monohydrate (150mg/kg) through the intra peritoneal route. Treatment groups (G3-G6) received diet of (100mg/kg of body weight) multi millets drumstick leaves chappathi mix (T1); multi millet palak leaves chappathi mix (T2); multi millet drumstick dosa mix (T3) and multi millet palak leaves dosa mix (T4) respectively. After the 28 days of treatment, diabetic rats showed highly significant reduction in blood glucose levels when compared to diabetic control and non diabetic groups. Hence the study concluded that multi millets and leafy vegetable based instant mixes have an effective antidiabetic property which controlling the blood glucose levels in the rats and also this study will create a new avenue to formulate the special convenient food mixes for diabetic people.
Keywords: Small Millets; High Fibre; Convenient Food Mixes; Anti Diabetic Activity
Citation: B Subbulakshmi and D Malathi. “Efficacy of Value Added Multi Millet Convenient Foods in the Management of Diabetes in Albino Rats". Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 4.1 (2020): 18-23.
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