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Double-Edged Sword: Nutritional Benefits and Glucose Risks of Yellow Dal and Roti

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Yellow dal and roti are good sources of nutrients such as protein, vitamins, and minerals, which can support overall health and metabolism. However, yellow dal and roti consumption can impact glucose metabolism, as both foods contain carbohydrates broken down into glucose during digestion.

Optimise your Dal and Roti for better Glucose Management
• Add some fibre to the duo in the form of vegetable salad.
• Add some ghee to yellow dal for fat.
• Add a rich source of protein such as tofu/soy chunks or granules/tempeh/cottage cheese/beans/eggs/lean meat, etc.
• Ensure the roti portion is less than vegetables and protein in the meal.
• Follow the food flow – fibre(Salad)> protein(yellow dal) > complex carbohydrates(roti).

While yellow dal and roti are sources of carbohydrates and can cause a spike in blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia), their relatively low glycemic index and high fibre content make them a healthier option than other carbohydrate-rich foods. It is important to consider portion size and optimise the meal to help regulate blood sugar levels.

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