Several studies have demonstrated that quinoa may help manage diabetes.
Several studies have demonstrated that quinoa may help manage diabetes. It is rich in protein and fiber that help you stay full for longer. This helps in regulating the calorie intake and managing weight, which are essential in managing diabetes. It is also high in several antioxidants that may help reduce the complications of diabetes such as diabetic eye disease, heart disease, and kidney diseases. The extent to which a particular food increases your blood sugar after it is eaten (glycemic index) is around 53, which is lower than both white rice (around 74) and brown rice (around 68). Thus, quinoa causes a relatively slower increase in blood sugar than rice and wheat. This is particularly beneficial in individuals with diabetes where spikes in blood sugar may be dangerous.
Medically Reviewed on 12/18/2020