Foxtail millet is known to bring down blood glucose levels and thus it is popularly known as diabetic food. The incidence of diabetes is found to be less among the population which consumes foxtail millet diet. Unlike rice, foxtail millet releases glucose steadily without affecting the metabolism of the body. This millet which is rich in dietary fiber, protein and low in fat, also contains calcium, iron and minerals. Moreover, it contains phenolic- a strong anti-oxidant, which helps the body to get rid of toxins and keep it healthy.