Being picky is recommended when it comes to food for Diabetic People. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder which can be controlled but cannot be cured. Planning a diet is an effective strategy for the management of Diabetes. Foods that are low on glycemic index  are best option in Diabetics. This helps in keeping the blood sugar levels under good control.

How to choose whole grains for Diabetic?

Whole grains are low on the glycemic index and increase the insulin secretion also improves the function of Pancreas. Some of the whole grains low in glycemic index:

  • Whole wheat
  • Buckwheat
  • Cereals,
  • Corn
  • Barley, Millet, Rye
  • Oatmeal
  • Brown Rice, Parboiled Rice

According to Ayurveda, it is mentioned that Barley (Yava) is the best food for Diabetes. It can be taken in various forms like porridge or thick gruel or solid bread made out of barley. Also, it is mentioned to eat Purana shali that is old rice for diabetes

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