Cauliflower is an intrinsic part of Indian cuisineCauliflower can be used to make a variety of snacksDiabetics should refrain from simple carbs
Diabetes is a condition that either impairs the insulin production of the body, or your body’s ability to respond to it. There is no known cure for Diabetes, and lack of awareness could further prove to be very detrimental for your life. If diabetes is not managed the right way it could take a toll on your kidney, heart and other organs. Diabetes is one of the most common health problems around the world, which is why one should tale all measures to control it in time. Your diet is a crucial component of Diabetes management. Whatever you include on your plate has an impact on your blood sugar levels, so make sure you choose wisely.
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Diabetics are often asked to follow a low-carb diet. Carbohydrates tend to get metabolised soon and cause abrupt blood sugar spikes. That being said, not all carbs are bad, and also not many nutritionists recommend ruling out carbs completely from your diet. You can cut back on it, opt for ‘good carbs’ and enrich your diet with high protein and high fibre foods. Fibre takes time to breakdown and digest, which enables the slow release of sugar in the bloodstream, preventing the risk of blood sugar spikes.
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Diabetes diet: Cauliflower is very low in carbs
The moment you think about low-carb diet options, one of the first things to come to mind is cauliflower or gobhi. Cauliflower has suddenly become the talk of the town, and we are here for it. Cauli rice, cauliflower soup, cauliflower kebabs, there is no end to preparations you can churn out of a humble cauliflower. The sudden nip in the air has triggered our cravings for warm and soul-soothing soups. Soups are ideal to ward off the risk of cold and cough, they are light on the tummy and weight-loss friendly, and turns out, they could be effective for diabetes management too-provided it is prepared the right way.
This cauliflower soup recipe also comes with the goodness of spinach, another non-starchy, low-carb wonder that is also enriched with magnesium, folate, iron, calcium and a range of vitamins. You can prepare the soup in under 30 minutes and that too with a handful of ingredients. This simple soup recipe is sure to tug at your heartstrings. If you are a non-vegetarian, you can throw in some chunks in the soup for a wholesome experience.
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About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.