Diabetes Diet: This Methi Kuttu Roti is a perfect combination of healthy and delicious.
- Diabetes can be treated through certain lifestyle and diet changes
- There are many diabetic-friendly foods that can be included in the diet
- Here's a simple methi-kuttu roti to try at home
The ever increasing number of diabetes cases has become a global crisis. The condition – where your body is not making enough insulin or cannot respond to the amount it produces – is irreversible and that is perhaps your biggest concern. According to many health experts, the only way to treat the chronic condition is through various lifestyle and diet changes which, if not corrected in a timely manner, can affect the eyes, kidneys and heart. A balanced diet with foods with a low glycemic index and high fiber and protein content is essential for a diabetic.
Methi (or fenugreek) is one of the most valuable ingredients in the culinary world that has many medicinal properties. It can be used as a condiment (seeds), herb, and vegetable (fresh leaves) in a variety of dishes. In the coming winters you will find fresh methi leaves everywhere in the markets, with aloo methi being a typical sabzi in Indian houses. When it comes to health, fenugreek is quite a reservoir of food. It's high in folic acid, vitamins A, and C, and a storehouse for minerals like potassium, calcium, and iron.
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One of the main benefits of fenugreek is its ability to control blood sugar levels. According to studies, 4HO-ile, an unusual amino acid, is unique to fenugreek and may have anti-diabetic properties, such as: B. the improvement of the insulin secretion and the increase of the insulin sensitivity. "Fenugreek is often used as part of diet plans prescribed to treat patients with diabetes. While a diabetic patient can consume fenugreek in the form of seeds by consuming it soaked in water every morning, one must see a doctor beforehand if If so, you will receive insulin therapy, "says Rupali Datta, nutritionist.
Fenugreek is quite a reservoir of food.
Another way of consuming fenugreek is through our daily meals. Did you know that you can add a delicious, healthy touch to your regular roti by simply mixing it and filling it with fresh fenugreek leaves? Fast, easy and delicious! And it could be a healthy one if you pair it with buckwheat flour (kuttu) too, which is one of the most popular flour alternatives to maida or regular flour! Despite its high carbohydrate content, kuttu has a low glycemic index. Buckwheat has a GI of 49-51, which makes it a great choice for diabetics. It also contains all nine essential amino acids.
Here's How To Make A Delicious Methi Kuttu Roti To Treat Diabetes:
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Fenugreek leaves (chopped) – 1 cup
Buckwheat flour – 1/2 cup
Whole wheat flour – 1 cup
Coriander leaves (chopped) – 1 tsp
Green chillies (chopped, optional) – 1
Oil as needed
1. Combine all ingredients and, if necessary, knead well with water to form dough.
2. Divide the dough into as many round balls as rotis you need
3. Roll each ball into a flat rotis
4. Cook on a hot non-stick pan with a little oil and serve hot.
Try this delicious mix of methi and kuttu roti at home and share your experience in the comments section below.
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