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Healthy eating tips: Enjoy Handvo without worrying about the glycemic load

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Handvo is an Indian snack made with lentils, rice, and vegetables. Rice, which is heavy in carbohydrates, causes significant blood sugar rises. Hence, Handvo has a high glycemic load (GL), which might be worrisome for every individual.

Optimising Handvo intake for controlled blood sugar 
• Try to practice portion control and limit intake to 30 gms.
• Consider low-glycemic-index alternatives like almond flour or lupin flour.
• Combine portion control with cooked protein (100 gms) for best results.
• Adding vegetables will add more nutrients to your meal, making it more filling.

Handvo can significantly lead to hyperglycemia due to its high glycemic index because of rice. However, moderate consumption can be beneficial. Increasing the quantity of lentils can help in controlling glucose spikes. The complex carbohydrates in lentils are slowly digested and absorbed, providing a steady energy supply and helping regulate blood sugar levels. Lentils are a good source of protein and folic acid and have a low glycemic index, making them suitable for diabetes when consumed moderately.

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