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Sambar Rice: The Sneaky Culprit Behind Hyperglycemia and How to Combat It

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

If you’re a fan of South Indian cuisine, you’ve likely savoured the delectable flavours of sambar rice – a scrumptious medley of rice and lentils. However, the simple carbohydrates in white rice can lead to blood glucose spikes. While this dish may tantalise your taste buds, it’s worth being mindful of its impact on your health.

Satisfy your cravings with a healthier sambar rice recipe.
• Adding fibre-rich legumes such as beans will help control blood glucose levels while enhancing satiety.
• You can pair the meal with a salad to bring additional nutrients and minerals to the dish. It will add freshness and satiety.
• It is recommended to limit the portion size of rice. Consider swapping out white rice for a low-carb option like cauliflower rice or black rice with curd.
• Dal is rich in carbs and protein. Adding a spoonful of ghee can change the glycemic index of the meal.

High-GI foods, like white rice, can cause a rapid increase in blood sugar levels, leading to hyperglycemia. You can improve your glucose metabolism and overall health by swapping out white rice for healthier alternatives and adding fibre and healthy fats to your meal.

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