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Good News For Diabetics! Low Gi Rice Variety Identified

Good News For Diabetics! Low Gi Rice Variety Identified

Good news for diabetics! Low GI rice variety identified Good news for diabetics! Low GI rice variety identified Rice will no more be a 'villain' for diabetic patients as researchers in Chhattisgarh have identified a high-yielding variety of white rice with low Glycemic Index (GI). Good news for diabetics! Low GI rice variety identified (Getty Image) Rice will no more be a 'villain' for diabetic patients as researchers in Chhattisgarh have identified a high-yielding variety of white rice with low Glycemic Index (GI) -- measurement of how foods affect blood sugar levels. The finding is not only advantageous for people with diabetes, or at a risk of the disease, it can also be a part of a healthy diet for the average consumers, experts feel. A team of researchers from Indira Gandhi Agriculture University (IGAU) Raipur, led by Department of Plant Molecular and Biotechnology's Professor Dr Girish Chandel, has identified the variety of low GI rice, which is expected to be released next month at a commercial level. "Since past few years we have been working to develop or identify a rice variety with low GI that could be fruitful for sugar patients. Interestingly, we found it on the 'Chapati Gurmatiya' race of rice, which is a traditional cultivated variety of paddy in Chhattisgarh," Dr Chandel told PTI. He said that this new development is significant as rice is a staple diet for a big population. People can't give it up in Chhattisgarh, which is popularly known as a 'rice bowl', as well as in the entire country because food habits are an entrenched cultural habit which is difficult to change, he said. But consumption of white rice with GI more than permissible limits can be harmful for diabetic patients. Keeping this in view, the research was taken up, he said. "During the r Continue reading >>

Did You Know India Has Diabetic Friendly Rice Varieties?

Did You Know India Has Diabetic Friendly Rice Varieties?

Did you know India has diabetic friendly rice varieties? Did you know India has diabetic friendly rice varieties? 03 August 2015 | News | By Rahul Koul Koul Did you know India has diabetic friendly rice varieties? Lower glycemic index (GI) determines the suitability of rice for diabetic patients! As per various reports, India would soon be called as the diabetic capital of world. But here is some good news for Indian diabetic patients who eat rice especially in Kashmir and Southern states. As per the information given by the minister of state for agriculture, Dr Sanjeev Kumar Balyan in Rajya Sabha (Upper house of Parliament) on July 31, 2015, the Indian Institute of Rice Research (IIRI), Hyderabad which is the part of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) system has identified three rice varieties with low glycemic index (GI) values which are considered suitable for diabetic patients. These varieties are: Lalat (GI=53.17), BPT 5204 (GI=51.42) and Sampada (GI=51). Any variety of rice with 55 GI is considered as diabetic friendly. Presently, these varieties are under cultivation in different states of India. Continue reading >>

One Man’s Stand Against Junk Food As Diabetes Climbs Across India

One Man’s Stand Against Junk Food As Diabetes Climbs Across India

NEW DELHI — Rahul Verma’s son was born gravely ill with digestive problems, but over years of visits to the boy’s endocrinologist, Mr. Verma saw the doctor grow increasingly alarmed about a different problem, one threatening healthy children. Junk food, the doctor warned, was especially dangerous to Indians, who are far more prone to diabetes than people from other parts of the world. One day in the doctor’s waiting room, Mr. Verma noticed a girl who had gotten fat by compulsively eating potato chips. He decided he had to do something. “On one side you have children like my son, who are born with problems,” said Mr. Verma, “and on the other side you have children who are healthy and everything is fine and you are damaging them giving them unhealthy food.” Mr. Verma, who had no legal training, sat late into the nights with his wife, Tullika, drafting a petition in their tiny apartment, which was bedecked with fairy lights and pictures of the god Ganesh, who is believed to overcome all obstacles. He filed the public interest lawsuit in the Delhi High Court in 2010, seeking a ban on the sale of junk food and soft drinks in and around schools across India. The case has propelled sweeping, court-ordered regulations of the food industry to the doorstep of the Indian government, where they have languished. They have outsize importance in India, population 1.3 billion, because its people are far more likely to develop diabetes — which can lead to heart disease, kidney failure, blindness and amputations — as they gain weight than people from other regions, according to health experts. Since 1990, the percent of children and adults in India who are overweight or obese has almost tripled to 18.8 percent from 6.4 percent, according to data from the Institute for Continue reading >>

Ccmb-iirr Tie-up For Low Gi Rice

Ccmb-iirr Tie-up For Low Gi Rice

New variety is considered suitable for those with diabetics Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) in association with the Indian Institute of Rice Research (IIRR) has come out with an Improved Samba Masuri (ISM) which is not only resistant to bacteria blight but also has a low Glycemic Index (GI) considered suitable for those with diabetes. National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), a constituent of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), has done extensive human trials on the new variety and had come to the conclusion that ISM has low GI of 50.99 which is among the lowest value for several rice varieties tested and usually in the range of 53 to 69, explained IIRR director P. Ananda Kumar and his colleague R.M. Sundaram, CCMBs Ramesh Sonti, Vishnupriya and others on Monday. GI value of a food is determined by feeding 10 or more healthy people a portion of the food containing 50 grams of digestible (available) carbohydrate and then measuring the effect on their blood glucose levels over the next two hours. Consumption of food with low GI results in slow release of glucose into the bloodstream reducing the ill-effects of diabetes. Plus, ISM also has desirable attributes like better yield and fine grain type enhancing market potential and profit for farmers, they told a press conference. With financial support from National Agricultural Technology Project of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and CSIR800 program of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) work began in 1999 and completed in 2006, it was validated in 10 different locations for two years across the country. It was released in 2008. We did molecular breeding in CCMB and actual traditional rice breeding at the rice research institute. Its not a transgenic plant. It is Continue reading >>

Healthy Basmati Rice

Healthy Basmati Rice

Part of what makes choosing the healthiest rice difficult is the many, many varieties. Last week, Padmaja asked whether a particular brand of rice that claims to be good for diabetics because it has a low Glycemic Index (GI) number is truly good. (TheGI describes how quickly a food is converted into glucose or blood sugar, and how much of it. The lower the GI number, the better.) Here is the Basmati rice brand she asked about: . It's too bad I don't have a good answer about this specific brand. This is because I can't find a GI number done by an independent (and thus unbiased) academic lab for this particular rice, as I can for others. But by looking at the various rice varieties studied by academic centers for their GI values, I am able to explaingeneral principles that I feel will help Padmaja and also yourself make an educated decision on what rice to eat for good health. Here they are: 1. Whitebasmati rice has a lower GI value(which is good) than other varieties of white rice. 2.Brown rice has sometimes the same and sometimes lower GI valuesthan white rices. 3.Parboiled rice, which is rice that is cooked in a way to make the white version soak up some nutrients (like thiamine) naturally found in the parts (bran and germ) discarded by the manufacturers,has variable GI values. Let me address whyBasmati rice seems to have a lower GI number (and is thus better if you want to control your blood glucose level) than other varieties. It turns out the starch in rice is made of mostly amylopectin and some amylose. According to a 1992 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition paper ( ), most rice starch is about 20% amylose. But one rice variety had more amylose, about 28% of total starch. And this rice was the rice with the lowest GI number. And it seems Basmati rice also has m Continue reading >>

Ccmb-iirr Tie-up For Low Gi Rice

Ccmb-iirr Tie-up For Low Gi Rice

New variety is considered suitable for those with diabetics Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) in association with the Indian Institute of Rice Research (IIRR) has come out with an Improved Samba Masuri (ISM) which is not only resistant to bacteria blight but also has a low Glycemic Index (GI) considered suitable for those with diabetes. National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), a constituent of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), has done extensive human trials on the new variety and had come to the conclusion that ISM has low GI of 50.99 which is among the lowest value for several rice varieties tested and usually in the range of 53 to 69, explained IIRR director P. Ananda Kumar and his colleague R.M. Sundaram, CCMBs Ramesh Sonti, Vishnupriya and others on Monday. GI value of a food is determined by feeding 10 or more healthy people a portion of the food containing 50 grams of digestible (available) carbohydrate and then measuring the effect on their blood glucose levels over the next two hours. Consumption of food with low GI results in slow release of glucose into the bloodstream reducing the ill-effects of diabetes. Plus, ISM also has desirable attributes like better yield and fine grain type enhancing market potential and profit for farmers, they told a press conference. With financial support from National Agricultural Technology Project of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and CSIR800 program of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) work began in 1999 and completed in 2006, it was validated in 10 different locations for two years across the country. It was released in 2008. We did molecular breeding in CCMB and actual traditional rice breeding at the rice research institute. Its not a transgenic plant. It is Continue reading >>

A Low Gi Rice For Diabetics Identified In India

A Low Gi Rice For Diabetics Identified In India

/ A low GI rice for diabetics identified in India A low GI rice for diabetics identified in India All you diabetics out there! You don't have to give up rice anymore. Read to know more. Anusha Iyengar | Published: December 11, 2015 4:30 pm Tags: Blood sugar level Healthy food A good news for all you diabetics out there. You wont have to quit rice to control your blood sugar level anymore. Researchers in Chhattisgarh have identified a high-yielding variety of white rice which has low Glycemic Index (GI) measurement of how foods affect blood sugar levels. The finding is not only for people with diabetes, or at a risk of the disease; it can also be part of a healthy diet for the average consumers as reported by The Times Of India. These 10 everyday things increase your blood sugar level. A team of researchers from Indira Gandhi Agriculture University (IGAU), Raipur has identified the variety of low GI rice. Since past few years, we have been working to develop or identify a rice variety with low GI that could be fruitful for sugar patients. Interestingly, we found it on the Chapati Gurmatiya race of rice, which is a traditionally cultivated variety of paddy in Chhattisgarh, Dr Chandel. Try this diet plan to control your blood sugar level. He said that this new development is significant as rice is a staple diet for a larger part of the population.People cant give it up in Chhattisgarh, which is popularly known as a rice bowl, as well as in the entire country because food habits are an entrenched cultural habit thats hard to change.But consumption of white rice with GI more than permissible limits can be harmful to diabetic patients. During the study, data was collected from mouse feeding trial at Chhattisgarh Council of Science and Technology. The mouse model data clearly Continue reading >>

Recent Research Shows That Indian Rice Is Good For Diabetics: Two Varieties, Swarna And Mahsuri Found To Have Low Glycemic Index

Recent Research Shows That Indian Rice Is Good For Diabetics: Two Varieties, Swarna And Mahsuri Found To Have Low Glycemic Index

Recent research shows that Indian rice is good for diabetics: Two varieties, Swarna and Mahsuri found to have low glycemic index Article and Image Courtesy : Deccan Herald The study conducted by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the University of Queensland also found that three of the top 10 rice varieties with lowest GI were being grown and consumed by Indians If you are suffering from diabetes then anything having high starch content is a straight No! A lot of food options get struck down by the doctor for diabetics. Until now, rice has found its way to the top of the list of dont eats. However, a recent research has found that rice isnt really the villain as is commonly thought. Two varieties of Indian rice, Swarna and Mahsuri, commonly consumed by Indians have now been found to have low Glycemic Index (GI) (an index that measures the ability of a food substance to raise blood sugar levels after eating). The result was an outcome of a comparison with 233 other types of rice consumed around the world. Swarna and Mahsuris GI levels were found to be around 50. In laymans language, it implies that the approx 60 million diabetic population of India can now look forward to a new entry in their diet rice! The GI in rice is generally high and it is a tedious process to check GI of a food. Dr. A. K. Singh, Head of Fruits and Horticulture division at Indian Agricultural Research Institute says, The process for screening GI is long. It requires a set of people who need to fast for 24 hours after which they are given rice to eat in a periodic manner. It is then calculated as to which variety leads to high GI. Continue reading >>

Is Basmati Rice Good For Diabetics

Is Basmati Rice Good For Diabetics

With the rise of type 2 diabetes, there are many people looking for alternative foods that can help combat the effects of this disease. By eating the right food, people can help control the complications that result from diabetes and even lose weight to help reverse the threat to their health. Carbohydrates have been noted as the key nutrient in terms of controlling blood sugar levels. This is because when digested carbohydrates turn into glucose or sugar and enters the blood stream. By controlling the amount the is consumed, carbohydrates can effectively be used to keep blood sugar levels from spiking. One of the most interesting foods that have been cited as one that helps control the effects of diabetes is basmati rice. It is a food that is a good source of carbohydrates, but also contains a low amount of calories, a solid amount of proteins and fiber as well. However, is basmati rice the answer when it comes to the type of foods that those suffering from type 2 diabetes should consume? The Advantages of Basmati Rice There are a number of reasons why you should choose this type of rice to be part of your meals. One of the most important reasons is because of the type of carbohydrate that basmati rice is and how it affects your blood sugar levels. There are two types of carbohydrates, those that hit high on the glycemic index (GI) and those that have a low to moderate effect. The foods that have a high GI number are to be avoided while low to moderate GI amounts are acceptable. Basmati rice is a food that ranges from the low to moderate levels in terms of GI. That means it can be consumed during meals as long as other foods that have a higher GI count are left out so that the effect is not magnified. So, for example when you are eating steak you can have a serving of Continue reading >>

Fruit For Diabetes – Is It Actually Safe To Eat?

Fruit For Diabetes – Is It Actually Safe To Eat?

If you are living with diabetes, you've probably been told to minimize or eliminate your intake of fruit because "fruit is high in sugar." And if this is the case, maybe you refrain from eating fruits because it causes your blood glucose to spike. Attracted by the smell, color and taste, you may find yourself asking a simple question: "Should I avoid fruit in the long-term? And if so, will I ever be able to eat fruit again?” It turns out that this ant-fruit message is a perfect example of pseudoscience at its best. A recent study published in PLOS medicine tracked the health of 512,891 Chinese men and women between the ages of 30 and 79 for an average of 7 years, in order to understand the effect that their diet had on their overall health (1). We like these types of studies because they are: For those who did not have diabetes at the beginning of the study, those who had a higher fruit consumption were 12% less likely to develop diabetes, compared with those who ate zero pieces of fruit per day. The researchers found a dose-response relationship, which means that the more frequently these nondiabetic individuals ate fruit, the lower the risk for developing diabetes. Amongst those living with diabetes at the beginning of the study, those who ate fruit 3 times per week reduced their risk of all-cause mortality (death from any cause) by 17%, compared with diabetic individuals who ate zero pieces of fruit per day. In addition, researchers uncovered that those who ate fresh fruit 3 days per week were 13-28% less likely to experience macrovascular complications (heart disease and stroke) and microvascular damage (kidney disease, retinopathy and neuropathy). Even though this study was observational, the results of the study have profound implications for people living with Continue reading >>

Diabetic Rice - Manufacturers, Suppliers & Exporters In India

Diabetic Rice - Manufacturers, Suppliers & Exporters In India

Shriniwas Sankul Save Wadi Nr. Big Bazar, Maharashtra - 413512, India We are staffed with the most up to date machines and cutting-edge technology for the testing of raw material and thus, with without fail we carry out stern quality examinations of the same at the initial stages. We give maximum importance to the quality of the products that we offer and thus conduct diverse quality tests. State Bank Colony, Beside Laxmi Petrol Pump, Wardha - 442001, Maharashtra, India, Maharashtra , India Raw material that we source is unprocessed and of excellent quality as we procure it from the trusted sources of the market. Before obtaining it, our experts check it thoroughly. Safety of the products is the prime concern of the organization. Thus, we store the entire lot in a capacious and well-structured warehouse till the delivery of the orders. Shop No.6,7,8, Cooperative Housing Society, Near Mira Road Railway Station, Mira Road East, Mira Bhayandar - 401107, Maharashtra , India From the point of view of marketing, shipping, and handling, our products are securely packed in top-grade supplies using ultramodern packaging machines. The packaging is extremely reliable. In order to deliver a high quality lot of products, we make use of the best available resources and raw material. Also, we make sure that the material is sourced from the genuine vendors only. Dlf Building No-8, Tower-a, Ground Floor, Phase-ii, Cyber City, Gurgaon - 122002, Haryana, India, Haryana , India We are working with a pool of professionals who are diligent at their work and make sure that the offered lot is packed in high quality material and timely dispatched. Our pool of veteran professionals makes certain that the quality of all products is superior and exceptional. Dl-7, Opt. Tilak Maidan, Suvidha Compl Continue reading >>

Which Rice Is Best For People With Diabetes?

Which Rice Is Best For People With Diabetes?

If you have type 2 diabetes, you may be familiar with the glycemic index and that foods with a low glycemic index are best for managing your disease. Knowing which foods have a low value can be confusing at times, but now a new study my help consumers make a choice concerning at least one food: rice. Which rice is best for people with diabetes? People with diabetes can eat rice The glycemic index is a tool to measure a food's effect on blood sugar. Generally, foods with a glycemic index of 55 or less are considered low (good), while values of 56 to 69 are medium and those 70 or higher are high (bad) glycemic index values. Foods with a high glycemic index make a person's blood sugar levels rise and fluctuate, which can increase the chance of getting diabetes and also make managing type 2 diabetes a challenge. Some of the items typically placed in the high glycemic index category include white bread (see "Best and Worst Breads for Diabetes"), baked goods, pasta, and rice. However, not all rice has a high glycemic index value, and indeed some varieties fall into the low category. Investigators from the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and CSIRO's Food Futures Flagship evaluated 235 varieties of rice and discovered that the glycemic index values ranged from 48 to 92. That means people with diabetes have healthful options when it comes to choosing rice as part of their diet. Investigators also discovered that the main gene associated with glycemic index in all the varieties is the Waxy gene. This information will allow rice breeders to develop more varieties of rice with low glycemic index values and expand the options for people with type 2 diabetes. According to Dr. Melissa Fitzgerald, who headed the IRRI group, "Rice varieties like India's most widely grown ri Continue reading >>

Birdseed Turned Superfood May Help Curb India’s Diabetes Scourge

Birdseed Turned Superfood May Help Curb India’s Diabetes Scourge

Millets are poised for a comeback amid government subsidies Diabetes may afflict 123.5 million people in India by 2040 Podiatrist Vinaya A.S. has bumped across southern India in a bus-turned mobile clinic for 17 years, going village to village checking feet for the ulcer-causing effects of diabetes. These days, her key to staving off limb amputations comes down to one thing: food. Millets, to be precise. The ancient grains were a staple in India for thousands of years, but largely spurned since a so-called Green Revolution last century led to cheaper, more abundant supplies of refined rice and wheat flour that can bolster blood-sugar. Now a surge in type-2 diabetes is pushing doctors and government officials to recommend a return to wholegrains, like “ragi” or finger millet, that healthfully sustained previous generations. “Food is your medicine — you need to eat right,” Vinaya, 48, told a group of villagers in Doddaballapur, on the outskirts of Bangalore, last month. “Bring the fiber-rich ragi back to your plates, along with fruits and vegetables.” Healthy food choices are becoming critical in India, where diabetes is ripping through the population with deadly consequences. The number of adults living with the disease has risen more than five fold since 1980, though more than half of sufferers aren’t aware they have it. Left uncontrolled, high blood-sugar levels can damage organs and tissues, including the nerves and blood vessels in the feet, making them susceptible to injuries that fail to heal and eventually turn gangrenous. When that happens, amputations can be life-saving. Diabetes Around the World Countries with the largest number of adults with diabetes 1980 2014 Source: Worldwide trends in diabetes since 1980: a pooled analysis of 751 population Continue reading >>

Low Glycemic Index Foods For Indians

Low Glycemic Index Foods For Indians

You are here because you may be already knowing that Low glyacemic index foods are good for diabetics. But I still want to explain in brief why glyacemic index is a important factor? Foods with carbohydrates that break down quickly during digestion and release glucose rapidly into the bloodstream tend to have a high Glyacemic index. Glyacemic index is a complex subject and in coming we shall cover topics like Fruits more ripe have a different glyacemic index and Cooking method can bring down or make up for glyacemic index. For sake of todays article we shall make it simple low glyacemic index is good for diabetics. Rice is not always bad, Good news is if you are Biriyani lover! you may not worry enjoying it because of fear of deiabetes. Because Reserachers found that Basmati rice is having medium glyacemic index around 60 and there are also low gi basmati rice avaialable in the market. and one more variety of rice which is known to have lowest Glyacemic index among different varieties of rice is Swarna and Mahsuri with a GI Value of 55. 2) Brown Rice : Brown rice also has a lower glyacemic index, GI- 55 . It is believed that Brown rice and and basmati rice have the smae glyacemic index but brown rice has lot more fibre and is considered nutritious. 3) pongal is a Low GI Breakfast Option: Pongal is a famous south indian breakfast, if you are from tamilnadu you might very well know it for other people you can learn how to cook pongal from google. Glyacemic index of pongal is around 55 , which means pongal is one amongst low glyacemic foods. 4) Grilled Meat Have No Glyacemic Index: Meat is a high protien food whihc contains no carbohydrates at all, but it can contribute to fats growing in your body you should limit taking them, But for Glyacemic index point of view Meta is Continue reading >>

Fruit For Diabetes – Is It Actually Safe To Eat?

Fruit For Diabetes – Is It Actually Safe To Eat?

If you are living with diabetes, you've probably been told to minimize or eliminate your intake of fruit because "fruit is high in sugar." And if this is the case, maybe you refrain from eating fruits because it causes your blood glucose to spike. Attracted by the smell, color and taste, you may find yourself asking a simple question: "Should I avoid fruit in the long-term? And if so, will I ever be able to eat fruit again?” It turns out that this ant-fruit message is a perfect example of pseudoscience at its best. A recent study published in PLOS medicine tracked the health of 512,891 Chinese men and women between the ages of 30 and 79 for an average of 7 years, in order to understand the effect that their diet had on their overall health (1). We like these types of studies because they are: For those who did not have diabetes at the beginning of the study, those who had a higher fruit consumption were 12% less likely to develop diabetes, compared with those who ate zero pieces of fruit per day. The researchers found a dose-response relationship, which means that the more frequently these nondiabetic individuals ate fruit, the lower the risk for developing diabetes. Amongst those living with diabetes at the beginning of the study, those who ate fruit 3 times per week reduced their risk of all-cause mortality (death from any cause) by 17%, compared with diabetic individuals who ate zero pieces of fruit per day. In addition, researchers uncovered that those who ate fresh fruit 3 days per week were 13-28% less likely to experience macrovascular complications (heart disease and stroke) and microvascular damage (kidney disease, retinopathy and neuropathy). Even though this study was observational, the results of the study have profound implications for people living with Continue reading >>

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