Eat chana daal (Bengal gram daal) since it has lowest GI index of all foods

It has almost no effect on your blood glucose level. This is something that is very important to anyone with diabetes and to many other people as well. Technically, it has one of the lowest indexes of any food on the glycemic index, 8 (where glucose = 100). Its index is 5 according to one study and 11 according to another.

This bean looks just like yellow split peas, but is quite different because it doesn't readily boil down to mush. It's more closely related to garbanzo beans, or chickpeas. The differences are that chana dal is younger, smaller, split, sweeter, and has a much lower glycemic index.

For more details, go to below link. A foreigner has adopted chana dal/besan as his main food to tackle diabetes.

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  • The best part is that besan or Bengal gram as daal actually has little spike and also offers what's called as 2nd meal effect.. ie the sugar levels will be lower in the subsequent meal.... provided no snacks are taken in between.

  • The "phorener" Mendosa lives on 50 -60 g carbs a day, IIRC :)

    Is he a doctor or a dietitian? He is a freelance medical journo I think and a diabetic like me and we who follow low carb diet.

  • What they don't teach you in Harvard.. applies in many walks of life I guess

  • Yes, Drug companies fund every medical research establishment so their interests are always FIRST!

  • Papi peth ka sawaal hai

  • That is because he doesn't wish to take medicines like you all!:-)

  • Taking unnecessary drugs to cover a horrible diet is some sort of a "Fashion Statement"?

    We don't believe in DRUGS first. We believe in DIET first. Drugs come last in our priority.

  • He is 78+ and drugfree.

  • shrisamarth

    who David Mendosa...?

  • Obviously on so called TRUNCATED DIET and not the moderate or everything in moderation diet :)

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