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Though it's a common ingredient in birdseed, this mineral-rich grain isn't just for our feathered friends. One cup of cooked millet provides 24 percent of women's daily requirement of bone-strengthening magnesium and 20 percent of immunity-boosting zinc. And emerging research on animals has shown that whole-grain foxtail millet can help reduce levels of triglycerides and inflammation, two risk factors for heart disease.

Make It a Meal
Since millet can be slightly chalky, Jennifer Iserloh, founder of Skinny Chef Natural Foods, combines it with oats to create a creamier cereal.

Get the recipe: Maple Millet and Oats