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Can a diabetic eat bajra?

Want to know if a diabetic can eat bajra? Here is the answer along with its other health benefits.

BajraI am a 37-year-old man and have been diagnosed with diabetes. My doctor has asked me eat right, exercise and take my medicines on time. I am making the required changes in my lifestyle but am a bit confused about my diet. My doctor told me that I should eat foods with a low glycaemic index, so I wanted to know if eating bajra is good for me? Can a diabetic eat bajra?

Bajra is a food which has a lower glycemic index when compared to rice and wheat. Basically, this means that it raises the blood sugar level very slowly compared to other cereals. It also has higher fibre content and keeps you feeling full for a longer time.

Apart from that it also has a number of other benefits like:

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  • Is high in proteins with a good amount of amino acids, which helps in strengthening muscles and immune system.
  • It is a good source of iron, which helps formation of hemoglobin in blood thus preventing anaemia.
  • It is also a moderate source of vitamin B1, which is required for a healthy nervous system.

Therefore, it makes it a very good option for diabetics. To know more about how you can include bajra into your diet, read about the recipe for healthy bajra roti.

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