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Balancing Carbs and Fiber in South Indian Cuisine for minimal spikes

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

South Indian cuisine is known for its rich flavours and unique taste. However, many traditional South Indian dishes are high in carbohydrates, which can lead to a spike in blood glucose levels. But with a few tweaks, you can enjoy your favourite South Indian meals without compromising your health.

Optimising South Indian meals for better glucose metabolism
• You may pair carbs with fibre, protein, and fat to slow down glucose release and improve response.
• Try to reduce portion sizes of high-carb foods like dosa, idli, and puttu.
• Try replacing simple carbs with complex carbs like whole grain rice, quinoa, or millet.
• Consider adding fibre-rich salads or vegetables to your meal to replace high-carb dishes.
• You may also incorporate protein sources like legumes, tofu, or lean meats to balance your meal.

South Indian meals are often made from rice or rice flour with a high glycemic index (GI). This can cause a rapid increase in blood glucose levels. High blood glucose levels over time can lead to insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. By optimising your South Indian meals, you can slow down the release of glucose and improve your body’s response to it.

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