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The idli-coconut chutney duo: Unlocking their effects on glucose metabolism

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

The iconic South Indian duo idli and coconut chutney can significantly impact your blood sugar levels. But it largely depends on its carb type and portion size. Eating idlis with coconut chutney can optimise glucose metabolism. That’s because both foods have bioactive substances that can potentially promote insulin sensitivity and glucose absorption.

Mastering the art of balancing blood sugar with coconut chutney and idli
• Try to consume this duo in moderation as part of a balanced meal that includes protein, fibre and healthy fats. Have one bowl of paneer bhurji with idli and coconut chutney.
• Consider having complex carbohydrates instead of simpler ones. Try some moong dal idli with tomato chutney instead.
• Avoid sugar in coconut chutney to help regulate blood sugar levels better.
• Consider tweaking your meal using this food flow: fibre > protein > complex carbs.

Coconut chutney and idli are popular traditional South Indian foods that have a positive connection with glucose metabolism. Coconut contains medium-chain triglycerides that can enhance insulin sensitivity and glucose uptake. Idli is made of fermented rice and lentils. Its glycaemic index is lower than other rice-based foods. So, together they can help regulate blood sugar levels and improve overall glucose metabolism when had as part of a balanced diet.

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