Being diagnosed with diabetes means a lot of precautions, medications, and eating restrictions. Keeping the blood sugar levels in control becomes the main objective. But amidst all this, one can surely add taste and flavour in the food consumed and in turn make it interesting. Just a bit of precautions like snack you choose should be low in carbohydrates and should not contain trans-fat. Homeopathic physician Dr. Keshav, shares five snack items for people suffering from diabetes.
Moong Dal Dahi Vada: Moong Dal Dahi Vada is a common Indian snack probably because vada and curd taste great together. Curd is rich in protein, which is known for helping keep blood sugar levels under control. It is also good for gut health as it is fermented and healthy for digestion.
Khaman Dhokhla: Popular Gujarati snack not only tickles taste buds, but also helps regulate blood pressure and keep blood sugar levels under control. The main ingredient, Gram flour, is rich in iron which prevents and eliminates iron deficiency.
Vegetable Poha: Vegetables and nutrition go hand in hand. Poha, made of rice flakes, is light on stomach and is easy to digest. Being rich in vitamin B, iron, and protein makes it a wiser option for diabetic patients. This easy to make snack is gluten free which makes it even more healthy and nutritious.
Spicy Moong: Moong, rich in fibre helps in managing blood sugar levels. Being tasty, and nutritious, due to high levels of protein and folates make it a favored option. It is also easy to digest and provides instant energy.
Vegetable Idli: Idli that originates from the state of Karnataka is both easy to make and light on the stomach. Adding veggies to this delectable snack can make it even healthier. It is not only light on stomach, but also aids in weight loss and builds immunity. It is a good source of fiber, vitamins, iron, potassium and folates.