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Don’t let Dosa’s sugar content stop you from feasting!

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Dosa is a commonly consumed South Indian breakfast. The key ingredient of dosa is rice, a rich carbohydrate and fat source. As a result, it increases glucose levels in the body. Consuming dishes with a high glycemic index (79.69- onion dosa) causes a risk of sudden blood spikes. So, it is essential to eat a balanced and controlled diet.

Tips to Make your Dosa Healthy
• You may include more protein-rich dishes in your diet to reduce blood sugar levels.
• You can try millet-based dosa, especially fibre-rich foxtail millet dosa, instead of the usual rice dosa to manage glucose intake.
• To enhance its nutritional value, consider filling your dosa with green veggies, oats, millet, etc.
• If you prefer including dosa in your regular diet, try to cut down on other rice-based dishes to balance your carbs and fat intake.
• Follow the food flow: fibre > protein > complex carbs.

Dosa is made from a fermented batter of 4-5 parts rice and 1 part lentils. This rice-based breakfast is taken in large portions, influencing glucose levels. However, with some minor changes in the diet, you can enjoy dosa regularly and benefit from its nutrients.

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