Bajra is one the most common grains consumed widely in rural India and is often referred to as the poor man's staple food. While it is one of the oldest grains cultivated by man people living in urban cities seem to have forgotten this coarse grain and its multiple health benefits. We give you 5 reasons you should include bajra in your diet. 1# Good source of energy: Bajra is mainly made of starch a high-energy food. Since it takes longer time to break-down starch bajra is a long-acting source of energy that keeps you full for a longer time.