Healthy Diet for Diabetics
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Blood Sugar Experiments with Kuldeepji

Mangoes raise blood sugar fast, Bananas are also the culprits and more rice means more blood sugar So I will eat less rice , Protein shakes are better because they keep me full.  All these type of confusions prevail within Diabetics. There are some surprising things about how fruits raise blood sugar levels ( most of the fruits are safe ) and do not spike blood sugar levels easily. 

When someone asked in a interview to Movie Director Ram Gopal Varma " What is the most fearful thing "

He told it is Fear. So Fear is most dangerous​.  Sometimes in the night we see some shadow and think there is someone over there and once we put on the light that shadow which is frightening us will go away, similarly in Diabetes Fear itself is also reposnsible to raise blood sugar levels. 

So the best way to understand which foods raise your blood sugar levels, you need to experiment on yourself. Thats what kuldeep ji used to do to identify the foods which raise his blood sugar levels. and keep them away.​

But blood sugar levels and food are not directly proportional, there is one more variable. that is your body so now the equation is

Blood Sugar Level = Food you eat + Your body​

So it is true that different foods raise blood sugar levels in people differently. 

But to give a idea of how different foods raise blood sugar levels, I will introduce you to Mr. kuldeepji who has reversed his diabetes ​naturally, in course of time he has recorded blood sugar levels of various foods he ate and their before and after blood sugar levels. 

​You will be surprised to know Bananas raised his blood sugar levels by only 4 points and Bread omlettes raised his blood sugar levels by only 19 points.  Bananas are safe for most of the diabetics, but I see most of the diabetics fear about bananas. Bananas are very nutritious and good for your Gut.

White rice & Soya Bean 


Soya bean is good, as it is natural in form, all other products which have sprung up in the market are bad, because they are all modified ones. 

​white rice and soyabean combinations raised blood sugar levels by 84 points

BEFORE EATING


129 mg/dl 

2 HRS AFTER EATING

213 mg/dl 

White rice & Karhi Pakoda


Most of us enjoy kadi pakoda with rice and roti as well. 

For kuldeep ji rice and kadi pakoda combination raised his blood sugar levels by 89 points​

BEFORE EATING


120 mg/dl 

2 HRS AFTER EATING

209 mg/d

2 Chapathis with Brinjal curry


Brinjal is very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Vitamin K, Thiamin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Potassium and Manganese, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber. The bad: This food is very high in Sodium, and a large portion of the calories in brinjal come from sugars.

this combination raised blood sugar levels more than 100 points

BEFORE EATING


87 mg/dl 

2 HRS AFTER EATING

188 mg/dl 

2 Chapathis with Bhaigan ka bartha


Wheat is good source of protein and carb, brinjal is rich in fibre, , chapathi and brinjal is a good combination. 

This combination raised blood sugar levels by 55 points, Not Bad!​

BEFORE EATING


78 mg/dl 

2 HRS AFTER EATING

133 mg/dl 

White rice & jackfruit


Jack fruit is a good choice for diabetics as it is rich in fibre.

And also jackfruit contains vitamin A, vitamin C, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, calcium, potassium, iron, manganese and magnesium among many other nutrients.

White rice & jackfruit combination is raising blood sugar levels badly, because jackfruit is high in glycemic index and white rice also is high in glycemic index.​

BEFORE EATING


125 mg/dl 

2 HRS AFTER EATING

235 mg/dl 

Sprouted Kala chana with cucumber, onion, tomato, greenchilli, black salt & lemon juice.


Chana is full of fiber and protien when it is coupled with vegetables it becomes a nutritious and fulfilling meal.

You can see this meal has raised only 8 points.​

BEFORE EATING


80 mg/dl 

2 HRS AFTER EATING

88 mg/dl 

Quinoa pulao along with Vegetables and Raitha.


Quinoa is a millet which has low glycemic index and load and is rich in fibre, Making pulao out of quinoa is a good idea.

Quinoa pulao raised his blood sugar levels by 24 points.​

BEFORE EATING


82 mg/dl 

2 HRS AFTER EATING

106 mg/dl 

Whole wheat bread - 4 slices, 2 Egg Omlettes & Salad.


bread omlette

Bread Omlette raised his blood sugars only 19 points. 

Some of us enjoy bread omlette, if you are able to get fresh bread , bread omlette is a diabetic friendly breakfast.​

BEFORE EATING


108 mg/dl 

2 HRS AFTER EATING

127 mg/dl 

2 Ripe bananas.


Did you see the reading below, it is surprising to see only 4 points raised,, 

Most of us are very afraid to eat bananas fearing about blood sugar levels.

Bananas are rich in iron, pottassium etc and are good for heart health and overall nutrition.​

BEFORE EATING


113 mg/dl 

2 HRS AFTER EATING

117 mg/dl 

2 Chapathis with Ghia Vegetables & Salad.


Chapathies are a good choice when taken in less quantity, It is good to have them along with vegetable and salad.

Wheat has enough protein content, so it will keep you full for longer time.

Blood sugar raised by 18 points​

BEFORE EATING


95 mg/dl 

2 HRS AFTER EATING

113 mg/dl 

Brown rice vegetable pulao with curd.


Brown rice is rich in fibre, it releases glucose slowly after digestion. Brown rice pulao is not a boring dish.

Curd when added to dishes ​makes you eat lesser and also lowers down the glycemic load of the meal.

So Kuldeepji could enjoy his brown rice pulao just by spiking only 18 points on his glucose meter. ​

BEFORE EATING


84 mg/dl 

2 HRS AFTER EATING

102 mg/dl 

Chia seeds smoothie with almonds, guava & apple.


Smoothies are quick and easy way to get nutrition, Chia seeds are rich in nutrients, adding almonds, will make the smoothie more nutty and crispy. 

Apple along with guava raised the blood sugar level only by 11 points, That indicates glyacemic load is more important, all fruits have low glyacemic load.​

BEFORE EATING


82 mg/dl 

2 HRS AFTER EATING

93 mg/dl 

Generally Diabetics hesitate to check blood sugar levels, worrying about the pain / costs involved in it.  But if you are serious about reversing your diabetes you should check blood sugar levels on all the foods both recommended and not recommended ones.

By checking blood sugar levels and keeping log of the results you can find out the culprits,  This exercise has helped me avoid some of the foods which are generally recommended for diabetics, Every body is different, So check out who knows surprisingly like me your body also may be accepting bananas well.

Comment below about which foods raise your blood sugar levels fast and which foods do not? ​ share and like this article,, thank you !!

Kuldeep Kumar 
EX- Diabetic !

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