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Is White Rice Good for Diabetic

2015-06-16 16:26

Is White Rice Good for DiabeticMost people with diabetes keep an eye on their sugar intake, but starches from white rice can raise blood sugar levels. Therefore, diabetics should control the intake of white rice.

All foods containing carbohydrates can affect your diabetes. Getting just the right amount of carbohydrates in your diet is key to maintaining good blood sugar control to stay healthy with diabetes and prevent long-term complications.

White rice and diabetics

A cup of white rice contains around 53 grams of carbohydrates. By comparison, a slice of bread has around 15 grams of carbohydrates, which means that a cup of white rice is the equivalent of three and a half slices of bread.

Brown rice has a similarly high carbohydrate content, with 46 grams per serving, or the equivalent of roughly three slices of bread. The amount of rice served with dishes like Asian stir-fries or as a side dish with Greek kebabs, for example, may be as much as 3 cups; this corresponds to a very large amount of carbohydrates at once and can definitely affect your blood sugar.

Best White Rice Choices

If you enjoy the taste of white rice, white basmati and Moolgiri rice are better options for you because of their lower glycemic index rating of 53 to 54. If you can't find these more exotic varieties, you can prepare regular white rice as usual, but refrigerate it for at least 16 to 20 hours before eating it. The refrigeration of some cooked carbohydrates transforms part of them into resistant starches. The higher resistant starch content of refrigerated white rice lowers its glycemic index to 53. White rice with a glycemic index value below 55 will have a more gentle effect on your blood sugar levels and diabetes.

Last word

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