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Can We Eat Idli In Diabetes?

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Which Is Better For A Diabetic: Chapati Or Rice?

Diabetics need to be especially careful of their dietary choices because they are unable to naturally control blood sugar levels. Type 1 diabetics don’t produce enough insulin, which is needed to shuttle glucose from the bloodstream into cells. In contrast, type 2 diabetics produce enough insulin but their cells are resistant to its affect. Common Indian foods such as chapati and rice can be eaten by diabetics in moderation, but different varieties are better suited to diabetic diets because they have lower glycemic indexes. Consult your doctor about the importance of choosing foods with a low glycemic index. Video of the Day Carbohydrates such as fruits, vegetables and grains are not metabolized into glucose at the same rate. Some are quickly digested, causing spikes in blood glucose and insulin release, while others are broken down more slowly, which impacts blood sugar and insulin levels to a much lesser degree. The glycemic index is a comparative measure of how quickly a carbohydrate is reduced into glucose. In general, foods with index values of 55 or less have low impact on blood sugar levels and are considered most appropriate for diabetics. Index values between 56 and 69 Continue reading >>

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  1. Sukhdev Singh

    Can idli, dosa and other dal – rich foods help check diabetes?

    Can idli, dosa and other dal – rich foods help check diabetes?
    The Public Health Foundation of India, South Asia Network of Chronic Disease Control has conducted a multi-city research on the subject whether the dal-rich foods like idli, dosa, vada and uthapam if consumed daily can help check diabetes. The research was conducted on 6819 people spread over in cities like Hyderabad, Nagpur, Lucknow and Bengaluru. The results have been quiet encouraging stating that these items which are part of the many south Indian households checks the diabetic conditions. With India having the largest number of population suffering from diabetes, is not wise then that we should change our dieting habits to include more these items in our food. The lentils and chana dal is also very effective in lowering the blood sugar levels. Let us discuss this topic to reduce the impact of this serious disease in our society.

  2. Avntika

    Thanks for sharing this good news to all. Every family at least one person have diabetes. This is a good news for diabetic patients too because they love to eat these foods instead of tasteless foods. This proves that our diet is also a medicine to many diseases. I am curious to know that which fruits are good for diabetes and what fruits should be avoided. Diabetic patients eat a lot and they don't know what to eat at what time?. If you know any thing please post in this forum.
    Think a lot before you take a decision

  3. Pravat Kumar Das

    Sir Dal belongs to a protein food so it can check diabetics as Protein helps to create muscles and it keep our stomach full for longer period.
    But VAda is a fried things I do not know how it can check Diabetics because it is a deep fried in oil and oil increases cholesterol which may cause for Diabetics.
    But The research team has said means they may have done some research.
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