It is no longer news that diabetes patients have been advised to avoid consuming cassava products such as garri, fufu, cassava flour and others, because of their ability to raise blood sugar level. This may seem like an easy thing to do, but it isn't. Especially for those who have grown fond of them. Most people usually end up eating less once they discover that they have diabetes, and this could lead to adverse health effects such as weight loss and tiredness. In this article, I will be showing you three healthy foods you can eat instead of garri and fufu if you're diabetic.
1. Pounded unripe plantain.
Plantain fufu as it's popularly called, is prepared by boiling and pounding unripe plantain with a mortar and pestle. This food is notable among those living in rural areas. Diabetic people are advised to eat it because it contains indigestive carbohydrates, which is said to lower blood sugar. If you're a diabetic who loves eating swallow, you should definitely go for pounded unripe plantain.
2. Guinea corn fufu.
Guinea corn is very good for diabetes because it contains proteins, vitamins, and minerals. It is also rich in fiber which helps to lower blood sugar and increase insulin sensitivity among others. Guinea corn fufu is prepared by adding the corn flour in hot water and stirring it continuously until it thickens. You can purchase guinea corn flour in malls and supermarkets at an affordable price.
3. Wheat meal fufu.
Wheat is an excellent source of fiber, and studies have shown that eating foods that are high in fiber helps to stabilize blood sugar levels by slowing down the digestion process. Wheat meal fufu is prepared the same way as guinea corn fufu. All you need to do is add the wheat flour to boiling water and stir continuously until it thickens. Diabetes people are advised to consume wheat meal fufu because it has no adverse effects on their health, it is also unable to raise blood sugar level.
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