Nutrition 0 MIN READ

One-Pot Wonder: Khichdi for Balanced Sugar

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Khichdi is a traditional Indian dish that is made with a combination of rice, lentils, and spices. Khichdi contains more carbohydrates than proteins. Cooking it further reduces the fibre content; carbohydrates mostly remain, which can cause blood glucose spikes. However, with a few tweaks, khichdi can be a great sugar-controlling meal option.

Make Khichdi Healthier
• Consider substituting white rice with brown rice in your khichdi.
• Try replacing rice with low-GI foods such as broken wheat, quinoa, millet, bajra, barley, or jowar.
• Consider adding loads of veggies to increase the fibre content of khichdi.
• Add a dash of ghee, healthy fat, to your piping hot khichdi to lower its glycemic index further.
• Pair it with a vegetarian protein such as cottage cheese to compensate for the lack of certain amino acids in a vegetarian meal.

Khichdi contains complex carbohydrates which are slowly digested, helping to keep blood sugar levels stable throughout the day. It also contains proteins and dietary fibres, which can help reduce cholesterol and triglycerides, further reducing the risk of diabetes. Furthermore, khichdi is low in calories, making it an ideal choice for people looking to maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle.

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