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Mastering the Art of Toor Dal: Enjoying this High-Carb Legume Without Spiking Your Blood Sugar!

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Toor dal, also known as pigeon peas is a legume that is high in carbohydrates. When consumed, the carbohydrates in toor dal are broken down into glucose, which is then released into the bloodstream. This increase in blood glucose levels can lead to hyperglycemia, a state of having too much glucose in the bloodstream. Hyperglycemia can cause symptoms such as increased thirst, frequent urination, fatigue, blurred vision, and headaches.

Optimise Tool Dal Intake for a More Nutritious Meal
• Consider pairing toor dal with a more bioavailable protein such as chicken, fish, or paneer to optimise glucose levels and ensure a complete amino acid profile.
• You can add a salad to your meal to increase fibre content and slow down glucose absorption, promoting stable blood sugar levels.
• Try to incorporate complex carbohydrates into your meal by pairing your toor dal with a small bowl of cauliflower or black rice (30g) to further slow down glucose absorption and increase satiety.
• Follow the food consumption flow – Fibre > Protein > Carbohydrates.

People who want to manage their carbohydrate intake should monitor their portions of dals and other carbohydrate-containing foods. Seeking advice from a registered dietitian or healthcare provider can help develop a personalised meal plan that meets their nutritional needs.

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