- Experts discovered a healthy food choice that could silently spike blood sugar levels.
- White rice, an important component of meals across cultures, is a rich source of starch, fibre, and carbohydrates.
- However, for diabetes patients, it is not the ideal choice citing the risk of a surge in blood sugar which could be detrimental in the long run.
Is there a safer alternative to white rice?
Can brown rice help diabetes patients?
When it comes to diabetes management, the key is eating whole grains as they help control post-meal blood sugar. As per a study published in the Nutrition & Diabetes journal, eating brown rice in limited quantities can help reduce glucose levels after meals.
When it comes to the glycemic index, boiled brown rice is a medium GI food with a score of 68. Yet, the American Medical Association warns against eating too much of it.
What are the symptoms of type-2 diabetes?
It is imperative to keep an eye out for the symptoms of type-2 diabetes to get diagnosed timely and manage it well too. The key signs are:
- Excessive thirst
- Urinating more than usual – especially at night
- Unexplained weight loss
- Blurred vision
- Itching around the genitals
- Cuts and wounds that do not heal easily.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.