Rice – a staple food of many cultures across the world, has been misunderstood and even demonized when it comes to diet of diabetic people and weight watchers. All rice varieties contain starch and hence have a higher glycemic index as compared to other grains. On one hand, where white rice (which is stripped of its fiber and nutrients) is bad for the diabetic health; raw unpolished rice (with intact bran and high amylose content) is beneficial for maintaining healthy blood sugar levels.
This article intends to shed light on the rightful place of rice as a whole grain, in diabetic diet.
Decoding the Glycemic index (GI):
Glycemic index (GI) is the impact of carbohydrate containing foods on the blood sugar levels.
Foods with GI lower than 55 are called as Low GI foods. They are safe for diabetics, as they result in a…
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