Hartalika Teej 2021: It’s not easy for people with Diabetes to choose a perfect dessert recipe that satisfies their sweet cravings and can be rustled up in a healthy way. Festival time especially calls for family celebration and it cannot be complete without some sweet treats. But the good thing is that preparation of a diabetes-friendly recipe doesn’t require an extra effort and if ingredients are picked with care, there’s no need to worry about the food upsetting your blood sugar levels.
A few things have to be kept in mind when preparing desserts for diabetics. Instead of whole milk, low fat milk can be used, refined sugar must be substituted with natural sweeteners with low Glycemic index (GI) like jaggery or honey. Jaggery unlike sugar doesn’t play havoc with your blood glucose levels and can make you feel full for longer.
Makhana, or lotus seeds, is another ingredient that has a low GI which means it can keep your blood sugar levels in check. On the other hand, foods like rice, bread, regular cakes have a high GI which is not good for people with diabetes. Makhana also packs in a lot of health benefits as it has high magnesium and calcium content that helps in reducing blood pressure and cholesterol. No wonder, its dried or roasted version serves as a perfect snack for diabetics.
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