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Is It Okay for Diabetics To Eat Dates? Do Dates Increase Blood Sugar Levels?

 How many dates can a diabetic eat in a day? Are dates for diabetes a good sugar substitute?  What is dates GI index? How much sugar is in dates? Is it good or bad sugar in dates? What is per 100g khajoor glycemic index? Does dates increase blood sugar? Dates are rich in natural sugar. Too many questions and the answers follow below. A research paper notes that dates could have a potential beneficial effect on lipid profile, which means the consumption of three dates every day could help reduce total cholesterol and elevate HDL or good cholesterol, thanks to its high polyphenolic content. The study further claims that there was no impact on glucose levels following a low-moderate consumption of dates due to its low glycemic index.  A low GI means that the food cannot cause a blood sugar spike because of its gradual release of glucose into the blood stream. In addition, dates have a medium glycemic load, which means a small portion of dates can be consumed safely by diabetics. Glycemic

Is Fermented Rice Healthy? How Do You Ferment Rice [Odisha's Pakhala Bhaat Recipe]

 What is the meaning Pakhala bhaat? Is Pakhala good for health? Is fermented rice healthy?  Or in other words, does curd rice have b12? These are some of the questions that have been asked every now and then. So in this video from the Odia cuisine, I present to you Odisha special Pakhala - the ancient Odia tradition of fermenting rice. Now coming back to making Pakhala at home. I dedicate this video to my mother in law, who has taught me some simple ways to ferment rice with and without curd.  The idea is to cook rice in water, primarily you will need to boil rice in a lot of water. Drain off excess water and let the rice come to room temperature. Then mix it with curd, salt, and water and store in an earthen clay pot. Since we want to ferment rice, the idea is to leave it overnight at room temperature - ideally in a cool location, which is not too hot.  By next morning, the rice should have fermented - teeming with colonies of healthy bacteria. If you use brown rice or usuna chawl (or