One of the best ways to fight most common ailments and prevent the risk of developing lifestyle and non-communicable diseases is by paying attention to what you ingest in your body on a daily basis. Interestingly, our gut has a mind of its own and regulates some of the most crucial processes in the body. Poor gut health can give rise to a host of ailments which may otherwise look nowhere related to gut health. Experts suggest one of the best ways to ensure optimum gut health is practicing diversity while planning daily meals. Seasonal produce should constitute most of your food. While most of us turn to seasonal fruits and veggies, little is known about season’s best when it comes to grains and millets. This piece is dedicated to the exploration of winter crops and what flours you can include in your diet this winter to reap maximum health benefits.”Carbohydrates are the primary source of energy for our body and unfortunately, by carbs most of us just think of wheat in the form of breads, parathas or rotis. Our nation is full of millets and grains that can be used as flours. These can easily be added to our daily diet; it will give your meals a break from the mundane and allow your system to reboot. You should always keep experimenting with your diet, adding and subtracting ingredients according to the change in season,” shared Dr. Rupali Datta, Consultant Nutritionist, Fortis Escorts, New Delhi.