Afflicting millions across home and abroad, diabetes is a condition marked by fluctuating blood sugar levels. Unfortunately, there is no known cure for diabetes. The condition cannot be reversed but can be managed to a great extent. Diabetics need to be extra cautious about their diet, lifestyle and medicines. With the festive season upon us, most of us are left with a trail of mithai ka dabbas and snacks that need to be consumed well within their shelf life. Then there are the mid-meal cravings that steer you towards the unhealthiest of snacks. It is important to sort your priorities. If you happen to be a diabetic, you know you cannot really gorge on sweets like other people with blessed metabolism. So, what do you do? Think about healthier options, perhaps?
Winter season is renowned for many fruits and vegetables that could help keep your blood sugar levels in control. Carrots, guavas, radish, beetroot, methi, sarso are just some of the winter superfoods that you can include in your diet. You can tuck into them raw, blend them in smoothies, use them in soups, make healthy curries out of it, or make a quick and yummy salad. Yes, you heard us. A 'yummy' salad is no paradox. If you are willing to experiment, salads need not be the same old banal and boring affair.
Salads often have enough room for creativity, so put those thinking caps on and think about all high-fibre, seasonal treats you can add to your salads. Fibre helps the slow release of sugar in the bloodstream, preventing abrupt blood sugar spikes. Here's one recipe we have tried recently that you catch your fancy.
Winter Salad For Diabetes:
- 1 cup of cubed paneer
- 1 medium-sized grated carrot
- Half cup finely chopped onion
- Half cup finely chopped tomato
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- A handful of chopped coriander leaves
1. Take a big mixing bowl and add onions, carrots, tomatoes.
2. Now add the paneer, black pepper powder, lemon juice and coriander.
3. Mix everything well. Ad chomp away.
Try making this salad at home. Add or remove elements according to your preferences. It is your salad after all!
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About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.