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Thali: A delicious yet high-carb feast

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

A thali is a traditional Indian meal served on a platter, consisting of several small bowls filled with different foods. Consuming a thali meal high in carbohydrates could cause hyperglycaemia, a condition in which blood sugar levels are high, leading to problems such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Optimising your thali for a stable glucose response
• You may optimize your thali by choosing fibre-rich salads, protein-packed dals, pulses and lentils and healthy fats like dahi, kadhi and ghee for slower glucose uptake.
• Try to avoid or control your portions of high-GI foods, especially carbs like rice, roti, bhakri, pakwan, sabzi and desserts, to minimise the glucose spike
• Incorporate herbs and spices like turmeric, cumin and coriander in your thali to enhance the taste and provide additional health benefits.

Consuming a thali may cause a temporary rise in blood glucose levels and an accompanying increase in insulin release. High-carbohydrate foods like rice and wheat have a high glycaemic index (GI). Following these tips can help you get a better glucose response without giving up on your favourite thali.

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