Nutrition 1 MIN READ

Brown Rice with Yellow Dal: The Ultimate Superfood for Regulating Blood Sugar?

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Brown rice is considered healthy and a better alternative to white rice. While it does contain more antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and fibre, it is still high in carbohydrates. Therefore, brown rice can cause a spike in your blood sugar. Meanwhile, yellow dals like chana dal or moong dal have a low glycaemic index and are great for regulating blood sugar levels.

How You Can Optimise Your Consumption of Brown Rice and Yellow Dal
• Cauliflower rice is a healthier substitute for brown rice as it has fewer carbohydrates and calories. So, you can consider having cauliflower rice with dal or even black rice instead of brown rice.
• Limit your brown rice portions so you can enjoy it while not losing out on its nutritional value.
• Brown rice is high in starch which can lead to a rise in blood sugar. You can substitute it by adding an alternate carbohydrate source rich in fibre, like salads to help satiate you.

Brown rice is a whole grain, while white rice is a refined grain. It has more excellent nutritional value as white rice is processed. Brown rice additionally contains more fibre and magnesium, which helps contain glucose levels. But, since it is carb-rich, it is essential to limit your portion size or substitute it to keep glucose levels in check.

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