Diabetes is a condition that has become so remarkably widespread recently that even if you do not know a diabetic patient personally, you will have an understanding of the condition. Diabetes mellitus is a group of diseases that cause blood sugar to fluctuate rapidly. This can happen when your body doesn’t make enough insulin or is unable to respond to the insulin it makes. A lack of timely intervention can lead to kidney failure, weight gain, and even blindness in some.
Fortunately, there are many ways you can prevent your blood sugar levels from rising. If you are a diabetic you may have been asked to avoid white rice as it is not a good source of fiber. The simple carbohydrates in white rice tend to be metabolized soon, causing blood sugar levels to rise. It’s smarter to switch to brown rice instead. According to experts, whole grains are a very good source of fiber that isn’t digested too early. Not only does it make you feel full, it also keeps your blood sugar in check.
If you’ve never worked with brown rice before, that’s absolutely fine. Here we have some delicious recipes that would make you want to make the permanent switch to this healthy strain.
Diabetes: 5 Brown Rice Recipes To Have On Your Diabetes Diet
1. Brown rice salad
Quick, easy and intensely filling brown rice salad is a must for every fitness lover. This is thrown with peppers, spring onions, tomatoes and drizzled with lemon, garlic and olive oil dressing. Click here for the recipe.
2. Green coriander rice
It’s refreshing, zesty, and so healthy. Coriander leaves are more than just a side dish in this delicious brown rice recipe. The nice touch of mint further enhances the flavor of this meal. Click here for the recipe.
3. Mushroom brown rice
Do you love chunky, spongy mushrooms everywhere? Step this way! With the goodness of mushrooms, onions, and peppers, this hearty brown rice dish is a potpourri of flavors we can’t get enough of. Click here for the recipe.
4. Brown rice onion pilaf
Pilaf and pulao were a mainstay in the culinary tradition of India with rich rice recipes. This delicious pilaf made from caramelized onions enchants with a hint of cinnamon. The best part about the recipe is that it is guilt free. Click here for the recipe
5. Brown rice risotto
The Italian soul food has become one level healthier. Brown rice, capers, chopped olives, mixed vegetables, and fresh lemon juice make this meal perfect for lunch or dinner. You can even pack some for a picnic or potluck, it’s so amazing! You can find the recipe here.
Try these recipes and let us know how you liked them in the comments section below.
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