Diabetic Diet: Reduce The Blood Sugar With These 'Desi Foods'

Diabetes Care: Here are 4 indigenous foods that help you in diabetes management.


Tavishi Dogra
Written by: Tavishi DograPublished at: Feb 05, 2020Updated at: Feb 05, 2020
Diabetic Diet: Reduce The Blood Sugar With These 'Desi Foods'

Diabetes is a disease that is spreading like a pandemic around the world. Today, due to the changing lifestyle and eating habits, you get to see a diabetes patient in almost every house. It is very important to control diabetes in time, otherwise, the condition of the person can be more dangerous. That is, diabetes gradually affects other parts of your body. Although medication is available to control the blood sugar of diabetes patients, it is not enough, for this, you need to make some changes in your daily diet. In such a situation, you can also consider adding these indigenous food items, which will help in reducing your blood sugar.

Diabetes is one of the deadliest diseases in the world. Every year, millions of people worldwide die of diabetes. Diabetes can occur to anyone, a condition in which blood sugar levels are abnormally high. A spike in blood pressure occurs either because the body is not producing enough insulin, or it is not able to react well to the insulin produced. In such a situation, diabetes patients need to be alert and vigilant about their diet.


Diabetes patients are advised to follow high-fibre diets, as it reduces blood sugar release and prevents abnormal spikes. Let us tell you about some indigenous tips which will help you in controlling your blood sugar rapidly.

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Radish (Mooli)


Radish is full of high fibre and is also helpful in controlling your blood sugar. If you are a diabetic patient, you can eat radish as a salad or you can also eat radish parathas. You can eat it by adding lemon juice, light salt along with seasonal vegetables, which will improve its taste and you will also get its benefits.

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Bitter gourd (Karela)


Karela is bitter but is full of benefits for you. The way the medicine is bitter, the sooner it affects, in the same way as bitter gourd. Many people do not like it due to taste, but bitter gourd helps in weight loss and controls blood sugar. Bitter gourd contains a compound called polypeptide-P or P-insulin that helps control diabetes.

Finger Millet (Ragi)

Wheat has high carbohydrate content. Therefore, it is considered appropriate to cut down on its intake. If you are a diabetic patient, you can use ragi instead of wheat flour, which is a healthier option for your health. Ragi consists of fibre, calcium and essential amino acids, making it known as a nutritious grain. You can also try ragi dosa or ragi aloo paratha.


Buckwheat (Kuttu)

Kuttu is generally considered as a portion of fasting food. It is a healthy and nutritious grain, which helps in controlling your blood sugar. It is a grain with a low glycemic index, hence, is considered very beneficial for diabetes patients.

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