Below, you’ll find more detailed information about the nutritional benefits of some of the most common starchy foods, along with information on storage and preparation from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the British Dietetic Association (BDA). In the long term, a healthy diet can also help you avoid certain potentially serious disorders such as heart disease and diabetes. Now a new study from researchers at Harvard reports that Americans who eat two or more servings of brown rice a week reduce their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by about 10 percent compared to people who eat it less than once a month. Brown rice, unlike white rice, still has the side hull and bran, which renders quicker cooking times and makes it easier to digest as it’s lighter for the stomach. Before white rice became processed, it used to be brown rice. Cauliflower, for instance, is a highly nutritious white vegetable. Moving to Mumbai, I found that the south Indian stores provided red rice
Vangoori Y, SS M, B A, P R, G M, K D, A P. Many spices and herbs are known to be hypoglycaemic. Cherry as a traditionally used plant for treatment of diabetes, is packed with powerful plant pigments called anthocyanins. The estimate is that there are more than 150 million in the world1. Shilajeet and Gymmema sylvestre have antidiabetic effects in alloxan-induced animal model but these herbs have no antidiabetic effects when studied in man. The data suggest that the regulatory mechanisms for uptake and metabolism of circulating glycogenic amino acids no longer are operative as a consequence of insulin deficiency following alloxan administration. Interestingly, silymarin treatment recovered to control values for the activity of the three-antioxidant enzymes that were significantly diminished after 20 days of alloxan administration.
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