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Smart Eating with Dal: Keep Those Sugar Spikes at Bay

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Dal, known as lentils, is an excellent source of carbohydrates and protein. They contain more carbohydrates than protein. The protein content of pulses is still relatively high, making them a valuable source of plant-based protein for vegetarians and vegans. At the same time, some of the fibre in pulses may be lost during cooking. They are an excellent source of dietary fibre.

Make the dal more blood glucose friendly
• Try adding green leafy vegetables like spinach to the dal. It will add fibre and help to slow down the breakdown of carbohydrates.
• Adding a protein-rich dish to the dal meal will increase its glycemic load. Beans, peas, tofu, paneer, and soybeans are good vegetarian protein options.
• Consider replacing carbohydrate-rich white rice in your dal and rice meal. Instead, use low-GI rice like basmati or brown rice. You can also cut out rice entirely and have dal with wholewheat roti.

Dal is a nutritious and versatile food that can be valuable to a healthy diet. It can help to provide a range of essential nutrients. These include carbohydrates, protein, fibre, vitamins, and minerals. Adding spices like turmeric and cumin to the dal is beneficial. These spices have blood sugar-regulating properties.

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