Wheat provides the body with energy, helps maintain healthy weight and reduces risks of cardiovascular diseases. But is wheat good for diabetes? What is the glycemic index of wheat? Wheat sugar content? Let’s understand the uses and overall benefits of wheat for diabetics.Contents:
Whole-grain wheat’s glycemic index (GI) is 54 which makes it good for diabetics. It lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes and obesity. It is high in fibre, B-vitamins, proteins, antioxidants, and trace minerals like selenium, copper, iron, zinc, phosphorus, folate, and magnesium that benefits your overall health.
100 grams of wheat contains the following nutrients:
Protein: 13.2 grams
Carbs: 72 grams
Sugar: 0.4 grams
Whole grains and wholemeal bread include complex carbs that promote a gradual release of glucose and avoid blood sugar spikes. Thus, you can consume whole wheat during breakfast or lunch to stay energetic throughout the day. Whole grains should be around half your total grain intake. Experts recommend consuming 225 grams of whole wheat daily.
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