Can You Eat Rice If You Have Diabetes?

For people with Type 2 Diabetes, managing their level of blood sugar should be an important part of their daily regimen. One of the best ways to stabilize your blood sugar level is to eat food that have low GI, also known as Glycemic Index. These are foods that can be digested slowly and will not cause any spike in blood sugar. Simple sugars, such as candy, have high GI and cause your sugar level to rise. This is especially dangerous for those with diabetes.

Carbohydrates, found in staples such as rice, pasta and bread, are mostly responsible for the varying blood sugar levels in diabetes. A recent study found that many varieties of rice, a classic dietary staple, have actually low to moderate GI.

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  • White rice elevates my blood sugar, how about eating black or purple rice, I heard it’s good for keep blood sugars under control, Thank you for all the good tips.

    • Deborah,
      Yes, black and purple rice are healthier alternatives to white rice. In fact, black or purple rice contain anthocyanins which are antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.

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