Ragi is a whole grain that is gluten-free and a staple in South India. It is rich in fiber that helps with weight loss and diabetes. It's packed with calcium, good carbs, amino acids and Vitamin D. Ragi is also a rich source of fiber and helps lower cholesterol level. - Ragi is best food for weight control, diabetes and a cooling the body. - Some ragi recipes you can try include — dosa, vermicelli, kanji, malt, ragi balls, roti. With its cost-effectiveness, ragi is definitely a health food.