Upon a lot of study this is what has learned about why you should reduce rice when diabetic, but how it might also help in weight loss.
White sugar = 762 calories/cup
White Rise = 205 calories/tsp
Brown rice = 150 calories/tsp
However when we check Glycemic Index, the rate at which how fast the blood sugar rises in the blood, white rice is a bad boy ! :
White Rice = 89
Brown Rice = 50
White Sugar = 60
Cane Sugar = 55
Agave Syrup = 15
As you can see White Rice increases blood sugar in the system even faster than table sugar. The problem with this is that it makes our bodies used to such a "blood sugar" high that when it goes down we feel hungry again and we go to a carb heavy food source again. As a diabetic this has to stop in order for us to provide the right nutrition that will sustain your energy levels over a longer period of time while assisting your body in maintaining a healthy blood sugar level.
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