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Fit As A Fiddle: How You Can Eat Moong Dal + Chapati without Messing Up Your Blood Glucose Levels

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Moong Dal is a protein-rich plant-based food that will keep you fit as a fiddle. It will help you build muscle and aid muscle recovery, elevating your health from the inside out. It only gets a low food score because it is paired with chapati — a common spiker that can be eaten in moderation. 

Health First: Here’s How You Can Optimise Your Moong Dal-Chapati Consumption
• Consider using wheat flour instead of almond flour to make chapati. Better yet, try using lupin flour to bank on its glucose-reducing effects.
• Practice portion control; it helps you control blood sugar levels and digest food quickly—for example, one 30gm roti with 1 cup dal and 100 grams of protein.
• You may reduce your daily carb consumption by eating a fibre-rich salad to improve glycemic control.
• Moong dal is rich in carbs and proteins. You can also add 1 tsp ghee to add healthy fats to your plate, which will metabolise and maintain blood sugar.

Moong dal has a low glycemic index, which can help bring down blood glucose levels. On the other hand, chapatis made with wheat flour have a medium GI; eating too many could cause a spike in your blood sugar levels. Hence, Cutting the number of chapatis and having more moong dal during your meal would be beneficial.

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