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millets for controlling sugar levels

man32
man32

Recently I  met an Indian homoeopathy doctor who organizes workshops on diabetic awareness. He is more interested in treating people with just food  rather than homoeopathic medicines.

He advices to replace rice and wheat (mostly all sorts of sugars)  with  five types of millets which can bring down Hba1c  to greater extent (~6). I was surprised to see few reports showing the results.

In Bangalore (Karnataka-India) Millets foods are becoming popular these days.

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Millets contain goitrogens. Goitrogens  suppress thyroid activity and can lead to goiter. While the goitrogens in foods are usually reduced by cooking (such as cruciferous vegetables), cooking actually increases the goitrogenic effect of millet!

Protect your thyroid at all costs! It is a real challenge to unwind the effects of hypothyroidism once this vital gland is weakened or enlarged. Don’t take any chances with your thyroid health by consuming large amounts of millet. Eat millets in moderation. 

suramo
suramoStar in reply to dialife

Dialife

surprised to know about millets. Millets are poor people's bread. Our previous generations just a few decades back ate lots of millets. Never knew hypothyroid was rampent in those days. Even in the present time millets loaf is an important item of dinner menu in many families including my family . With cereal or a vegetable and surely with milk.

cure
cureAdministrator in reply to suramo

suramo

pearl millet/bajra nu rotlo ane ringni nu bhrato or bhrava ringani  was staple diet in rural Gujarat.

Even now days there are many dhaba/jalram Dhaba serve that in Ahmedabad.

Glycemic index of Bajra is very high i.e. 71

But surprisingly when I had bajra nu rotlo at dinner...my morning fasting sugar was in very much control.

Why this is happening really don't know.

Guess this is all due to modified grains....

We Indians always consumed whole grains.....but modified grains....

Gujju food is really very good and tasty....guess they are on LCHF all the time...use of groundnut oil....lots of garlic....turmeric pickle...bhokar/Cordia dichotoma/વદો ગુંદો vado gundo pickle..

They really know what to eat.....

suramo
suramoStar in reply to cure

@Cure

seems you have tasted gujarati food very often and fond of gujarati dishes.

Yes. Gujarati food is very much scientific. It doesn't mean other foods are not.

Here i'd like to praise our kathiawadi food from saurastra. Bajra no rotlo - loaf with lots of valona nu ghee -valonu = churner and brinjal no olo made in lots oil and added many condiments and spices as you said. Very tasty. And buttermilk is must following each meal. Although ayurveda is against curd after evening. Salad - kachumber is must. Very pungent food - spicy. We usually say that hyperacidity due to chilly but science say that capsica in chilly is antacid. God knows what is the truth. For milk also. We take milk or ice cream for our acidity but science says milk cause acidity. See very confusing.

cure
cureAdministrator in reply to suramo

hmmm is undhiyu ok for LCHF??

Yeah I traveled all over India....lots of Gujarat....

I often visit Ahmadabad.... I like Gujju Food lot...

Gujarat is really a vibrant state....

But all Gujju food is calorie rich...

karch
karch in reply to cure

Really I too like Gujrat :) Very vibrant and simple and friendly people ...I like Khandvi too much ...what about kahdi khichari :)...but all of their food have some sugar in it

cure
cureAdministrator in reply to karch

yep....high calorie food....but tasty....

Some day you must try dal bati at Himmatnagar highway dhaba.

Very spicy...but very tasty....

karch
karch in reply to suramo

I read somewhere that if you eat acidic food ...stomach releases less acid ...so curd and milk are good for acidity

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karch
karch in reply to Hidden

I am surprised how people can live on one meal a day :O...and they dont get acidity ...doesn't stomach complaint about being jobless most of the time and start releasing more acid after some days :) :)  and vco with coffee in breakfast...thats ittttt :O...I have tears in my eyes thinking how much starvation is going on to keep the diabetes at bay :) :)...(just a joke ...dont take seriously )I know its healthy for whole system

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karch
karch in reply to Hidden

The air around your home must be very nutritious :)  and you must be getting nutrition from that air :)  :)..again joking

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karch
karch in reply to Hidden

and what about the right time ?

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karch
karch in reply to Hidden

good one 1000 * :D

time relates to clock ...not twice or  thrice...Sir

matru13-ashram
matru13-ashram in reply to Hidden

I am also trying to have two meals a day. But some times I feel very hungry in between. Can you please suggest what to do

karch
karch in reply to Hidden

"Wonder why people don't get bored eating wheat and rice thru out their life."

I will answer it after you answer me "why rabbits are not bored of eating grass...carrots everyday and lion bored from eating same animal meat everyday :) "

suramo
suramoStar in reply to karch

Karch

for that you have to try that diet schedule. At least for a few days.

suramo
suramoStar in reply to Hidden

Anup

acidity is directly related to constipation. If your bowel habits are good you will not get acidity.

But if you surf the net the definition varies.

But as a simple rule after defaecation one should not feel any heaviness in the abdomen. There is a feeling of emptiness in the abdomen and very little flatulance. That means you are not constipated.

For the relief of constipation you have laxative and purgative. Laxatives act by increasing bulk of the stool which in turn stimulates bowel movements.

Purgatives irritate bowels and thus cause bowel movements. Purgatives if taken for a long time weaken the bowel walls and then spontaneous bowel movements are not adequate to evacuate them.

Combination of both if used judiciously can be of benefit.

karch
karch in reply to suramo

@suramo....regarding constipation ...Did you watch the movie ...Piku :)  :)

Jokes apart ...When not following a schedule for eating and sleeping and this goes on for long time ...the problem of acidity arises ...deviation from body clock along with wrong eating habits is the cause of many problem related to health

suramo
suramoStar in reply to karch

Yes. You are right

karch
karch in reply to karch

and we can not cover up the schedule with any kind of diet :)

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man32
man32 in reply to Hidden

yes, as of today they are costly - 85 RS per 500 g . 

Yes he is right I hv seen many who hv cured diabetic, my father in law had sugar ppbs 390 also protein leak in kidney but we started on millets within 2months it came to ppbs138 it's been 2yrs now thr is no trace of sugar neither protein leak every month report is below 138.. tablets insulin step by step reduced now he is medicine free, He is more active now have millets 3timez and walk "minimum 6to7kms no milk coffe tea

All the best happy living

Lakki
Lakki in reply to Vrindha

U mean Dr khadar sir rt

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