Ahead of World Pulses Day (February 10), a nutritionist on why this wholesome food group can be super-beneficial for people with diabetes.
Pulses are one of the best foods you can include in your daily meals to maintain overall health. A storehouse of protein, a good source of fibre and a healthy way to get your carbs, there cannot be a better nutritious food, especially for vegetarians. Pulses are a superfood for people with diabetes too. Studies over the years have shown how pulse consumption can lead to better glycaemic control, reduction of blood lipids and regulation of body weight, which is vital for diabetes management. Eating pulses regularly can thus lead to better control in blood sugar levels. Ahead of World Pulses Day (February 10), a nutritionist on why this wholesome food group can be super-beneficial for people with diabetes.
“When it comes to healthy, wholesome foods, one food group comes above most others. This food group is ticking almost all the boxes for the typical urban individual who spends most of the day sitting in front of a screen and typically has some degree of insulin resistance. Pulses are synonymous with Indian cuisine, they are perfect for our current health requirements and are an environment-friendly protein source,” says Khushboo Jain Tibrewala, Founder of The Health Pantry, Nutritionist and Diabetes Educator.