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From comfort food to high blood glucose levels: The connection with dal dhokli

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Dal dhokli is a traditional Indian dish with lentils, wheat flour, and spices. Lentils are a good source of protein and fibre, which can slow down glucose absorption in the body. However, Dal Dhokli is rich in carbohydrates which can cause a rapid increase in blood glucose levels. Additionally, the sweet tamarind chutney, often served with Dal Dhokli, can increase blood glucose levels due to its high sugar content.

Stabilisation of Blood Glucose Levels while having Dal Dhokli
• Control portion sizes, as consuming large amounts of any food, including dal dhokli, can cause glucose levels to spike.
• Choosing whole wheat flour instead of refined wheat flour can help increase the fibre content, slowing down glucose absorption.
• Adding more spices, such as cinnamon, has been found to lower blood sugar which can regulate glucose metabolism.
• Use healthy cooking methods of dal dhokli, such as boiling, steaming, or baking, and use ghee to stabilise glucose levels.

Dal Dhokli is a carbohydrate-rich dish made of spiced lentil soup (dal) with wheat flour noodles (dhokli) added. High carbs can potentially lead to high blood sugar levels. Therefore, it is essential to consume it in moderation and pair it with low-glycemic index foods. It is crucial to consult with a healthcare professional as individual results may vary.

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