Nutrition 1 MIN READ

Dosa, Chai and Blood Sugar High? Not Anymore!

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Dosa is a popular South Indian breakfast that is not only delicious but also versatile and nutritious. It is served with coconut chutney, sambar, and milk tea. Dosa is made of rice that has a high glycemic index and increases blood glucose levels. Pairing it with milk tea further increases the blood glucose load and causes hyperglycemia.

Stabilising blood glucose with dosa and chai
• Dosa is made of rice only which makes it a carb-rich meal. Try adding a protein kick to the dish by stuffing it with paneer or tofu bhurji. This balances the GI and reduces blood glucose variability.
• Consider adding vegetables to the dosa to increase the fibre content of the dish. Vegetables help prevent blood glucose surge due to high fibre content.
• Try making black tea to reduce blood glucose spikes and improve glucose metabolism.
• Consider reducing the carb intake for maximum benefits.
• Consider replacing the simple carbohydrate batter with a complex carbohydrate one.

Dosa and milk tea are both delicious breakfast items but can contribute to unhealthy blood sugar spikes. Try making the meal healthy by avoiding milk and sugar in tea which helps balance blood glucose spikes as well as improving the macronutrient content of rice dosa by adding protein and dietary fibre to reduce glucose variability caused by rice.

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