Is Cumin Good For Diabetics?? Here’s What You Must Know!!

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Dr. Pakhi Sharma, MBBSGeneral Physician, 6+ Years
Published On : 1-Feb-2022Read Time : 2 minutes
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Cumin could well be classified as a spice that has anti-diabetic properties. Cumin's most essential health benefit is that it aids in good digestion and fights viral infections. But is cumin good for diabetics? How to use cumin for diabetes? What is the GI of cumin? Let’s know more about this spice and its benefits for diabetics. 

Contents:
  • Cumin: Nutritional Profile
  • Advantages of Cumin For Diabetes
  • Ways To Consume Cumin For Diabetes
  • Best Time To Consume Cumin For Diabetes
  • Risks of Over Consuming Cumin For Diabetes
  • Other Health Benefits of Cumin
  • Don’t Have Time To Read?
  • FAQs

Cumin: Nutritional Profile

Cumin has a shallow glycemic index of 5 because of its low sugar content.

100 grams of cumin seeds  contain the following nutrition:

Calories: 375

Total Fat: 22.27 g

Saturated Fat: 1.535 g

Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.279 g

Monounsaturated Fat: 14.04 g

Cholesterol: 0 mg

Sodium: 168 mg

Total Carbohydrate: 44.24 g

Dietary Fiber: 10.5 g

Sugars: 2.25 g 

Protein: 17.81 g

 

Advantages of Cumin For Diabetes

  • Cumin aids in the speeding up of metabolism and the easier absorption of nutrients throughout the body.
  • Cumin contains a lot of vitamin C and E, which maintains the skin looking young and healthy. 
  • Cumin is beneficial for morning sickness, malabsorption syndrome, indigestion, diarrhoea, and other digestive issues.
  • Cumin fights the viral infections that cause the common cold and cough.

Ways To Consume Cumin For Diabetes

  • Cumin seeds, in powdered form, are recommended by experts.
  • To provide a unique flavour to lentils, curd, or salad, use toasted cumin powder.
  • You may also reduce your blood sugar by drinking a glass of Jeera Water 30 minutes after each meal.

Best Time To Consume Cumin For Diabetes

The best time to drink cumin water for weight reduction is on an empty stomach first thing in the morning. 2 tbsp of cumin seeds must be soaked in water for 5 to 6 hours or overnight. Then, boil the seeds and strain the drink. Add lemon juice and consume it for two weeks on an empty stomach. For better digestion, After a heavy meal, drink cumin-infused water.

Risks of Over Consuming Cumin For Diabetes

It's imperative to watch your cumin consumption if you take diabetic medication. Excessive cumin consumption can lower blood sugar levels and produce hypoglycemia (which leads to a medical emergency).

Other Health Benefits of Cumin

  • Iron is essential for nursing moms, pregnant women, and menstruating women. The cumin includes Thymol, a compound that promotes gland production, including breast milk released by mammary glands, which is especially important in nursing mothers.
  • Cumin exhibits some characteristics, which are vital for the glands' release of detoxifying and anti-carcinogenic enzymes. In union with vitamins A and C, these chemicals help reduce the likelihood of breast and colon cancer cells forming.

Don’t Have Time To Read?

  • Cumin could be an excellent source of vitamins when added to meals.
  • Vitamin B1 and vitamin A are abundant in cumin. It also has a lot of vitamin B2, vitamin C, and vitamin B6.
  • Cumin contains modest amounts of B3, E, K, and folate (vitamin B9).
  • Due to the low glycemic index, cumin helps in managing diabetes.
  • Cumin is an antibacterial and antiseptic spice high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory effects.
  • Use Phable Care App to consult India's leading diabetologists, order medicines, book lab tests, integrate Accu-Chek instant and other devices to get real-time remote care from the comfort of your home. Let's treat diabetes together.

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