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Diabetes Vs Rice

Diabetes Vs Rice If you compare any whole grain to a refined grain you have bran, endosperm and germ layer in a grain whereas a refined grain only has an endosperm layer. The fact you should know is that rice is a calorie-dense food, it has several nutrients(Vit B/Vit E) required for important body chemical functions. Now to meet the population demands food processing has advanced during this food processing method, these important layers are refined out, leaving you only with an endosperm layer that contains starchy Carbohydrates. Rice is a staple diet for almost everyone on this planet. Uncontrolled portion size intake or not having a proper source to go with rice, it will eventually cause elevated blood sugars. That's when your physician will advise you to cut down rice. The enemy here is not rice but the processing technique to be blamed for which you lose the major nutrients. What you can do: Buy locally grown rice from your area/city Mix and match various protein sources wi

Glycaemic Index in Fruits and Foodstuff

Probably the discussion on managing Blood Pressure (BP) and Blood Sugar (Diabetes) looks never-ending with different medical systems proclaiming divergent views on the subject. The traditional system practitioners from ancient Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homeopathy among many others are of the viewpoint that both, BP and sugar-related problems are health disorders and not diseases. However, the allopathy doctors continue to scare you warning that once diagnosed a hypertension and sugar patient, you need to be on pills for a lifetime. These days, it looks like the less you know the better for your peace of mind. Immunologist comes up with a Lab test group: A renowned ENT specialist with more than 41 years of experience has formed a WhatsApp group to share information on the prevailing ailments to create awareness among the practising medical fraternity. There are 607 doctors in the group barring me, an illiterate in medical science. When pressed to use the content for public interest,