Winters are almost here and it's time to prepare comforting stews and soups to warm up in those chilly evenings! Talking about soups, winters are the best time to savour soups. Not only are they extremely delicious but works wonders for our health too! Did you know that soups can strike a great deal in diabetes management a well? Yes, you read that right. Diabetes is a condition characterised by excess sugar in the blood. It is an irreversible condition, which can only be managed by opting for a certain lifestyle and diet.
Those with diabetes are advised to consume foods that are low in carb and with low-glycaemic index and rich in protein and fibre. There are many foods that can help manage blood sugar levels and can be included in soups too. Carrots, for instance, are an excellent low-carb option for diabetics. They also have a low glycaemic index that ensures a gradual release of blood sugar in the blood. And with the onset of winters, one can find fresh carrots all around in the markets!
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Soups are not only warm and comforting but can also do wonders for our health.
Green pea is another diabetic-friendly vegetable that is low on calories but rich in potassium, protein and fibre. Matar or green pea is versatile enough to be included in snacks, curries, stews and soups! A heart-warming soup made with carrots and green peas can be a perfect addition to diabetes diet besides being a winner on the table due to an excellent flavour.
Mixed Vegetable Soup Recipe For Diabetes:
Here we have mixed vegetable soup made with pressure cooked matar, carrots and tomatoes, blended, strained and topped with a tempering of curry leaves, jeera powder and pepper. Yes, this soup is so easy and quick!
Find the full recipe of mixed vegetable soup here.
Tomatoes are considered a low-glycemic food since about 140 grams of tomato has a GI of less than 15 and any food that has a GI score lower than 55 is considered good for diabetics.
Try this excellent, wholesome and easy soup to manage diabetes at home and share your experience with us in the comments section below.