Indian cuisine predominantly comprises different curries and a variety of dry sabzi to be had with roti. Roti is usually made with whole wheat flour (atta) and sometimes, all-purpose refined flour (maida) is used to make naan, bhatura or poori. These flours are packed with carbohydrates, something which diabetics are advised not to consume. A low-carb, high-protein diet with low glycaemic foods is recommended for people dealing with diabetes. Diabetes is a condition when the blood sugar level shoots up inadvertently due to body's inability to produce enough insulin or due to its unresponsiveness to the insulin present in the body. The number of diabetes cases is rising by the year in our country. A recent study revealed that if the situation is not controlled in time, around 98 million people can be affected by diabetes by the end of year 2030.
Hence, it is of great importance for diabetics and pre-diabetics (people having borderline diabetes) to take care of their diet and have nutritious foods that do not trigger the problem. Roti made of regular atta or maida should be avoided at all costs. People accustomed to the usual Indian meal of roti and sabzi may find it difficult to eliminate breads altogether.
Here's A Roti Specially Curated For Diabetes Diet - Bajra-Methi Missi Roti. This roti is evidently made with highly nutritious flour - bajra (pearl millet). Bajra has low carbohydrates content and is a rich source of proteins and fibre. It has a low glycaemic index, which works wonders to manage diabetes.
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Bajra is low in carbs and high in proteins
Bajra-methi missi roti is made by mixing bajra with some whole wheat flour and methi (fenugreek) leaves that are again a great food to maintain blood sugar at optimum level. Low-fat curd and green chilli, which contains zero calories, level up the nutritional quotient of the roti while lending a fresh, sour flavour to it. Methi leaves are also high in fibre, further helping the body to combat diabetes. Green chilli, or hari mirch, is loaded with vital vitamins and minerals. Vitamin C found in abundance in green chilli, boosts the immunity of the body and its antioxidant properties protects it from many other diseases.
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Methi leaves are high in fibre
Here is the recipe of Bajra-Methi Missi Roti.
Pair this delicious roti with any sabzi you want. You can also have it as a paratha with chutney or achaar. Include this roti is your diabetes diet and enjoy your meals like others do.
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