Buckwheat Split Lentil Khichdi For Diabetes
How This Helps
Useful for: Diabetes, Cholesterol-lowering, CVD.
Buckwheat is a gluten-free cereal grain filled with nutrients like protein, dietary fiber, and an active ingredient that prevents the elevation of blood glucose levels and helps to maintain healthy glycemic control. It also has significantly high amounts of micronutrients like potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, iron, etc. The phytosterol present in buckwheat inhibits the absorption of cholesterol by binding to it and thus eliminating it from the body. Combining buckwheat with split lentil improves the protein quality and makes the dish a good source of complete balanced
(For 1 serving)
Calories – 173 kcal
Protein – 7.3 g
Carbohydrates – 31.9g
Fat – 1.9g
Total Dietary Fiber – 4.5 g
Khichdi is a nourishing, filling, and completely wholesome dish. It has a low glycemic index and glycemic load making it an ideal dish for diabetics. It can be had for lunch or dinner with a cup of chilled yogurt or curd. The recipe gives the traditional recipe a healthy makeover.
Science and Research
A study published in the Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry has shown evidence of buckwheat playing a role in reducing blood glucose levels. Buckwheat contains an active ingredient called D-chiro-inositol is what is responsible for lowering blood sugar levels. The cholesterol-lowering effects of buckwheat have been explained in a research article published in the Journal of Nutrition. This effect is due to the low digestibility of buckwheat protein as cholesterol binds to the protein and is excreted out of the body.
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