Hello, I’m Ty Mason from TheDiabetesCouncil.com,
researcher, writer and I have type 2 diabetes. Today I’m going to answer the question, is
urad dal good for diabetes. But before we get into that, make sure you download my free
diabetes management book which also includes a diabetes grocery shopping guide (foods to
eat and avoid) and other tips to better manage your blood sugar to avoid complications by
clicking the link below. OK, another new one to me. Urad dal is a Hindi
word to describe split black lentils. This food is also known as black gram dal. The
inside of the black lentil is white and often the skin is removed in food preparations although
there are certain recipes that call for the skin.
Lentils are a unique food. They are a grain legume also known as a pulse. Lentils are
jam packed with protein, fiber, vitamin b1 and iron.
A ½ cup serving of urad dal contains 350 calories, 60 carbs but only 3 grams of sugar.
Of those 60 carbs, 28 grams are dietary fiber. There are also 24 grams of protein.
The glycemic index of urad dal is a low 43. But the glycemic load is 14, a medium GL food.
Is urad dal good for diabetes? In moderation urad dal prepared with some
Indian spices and a veggie or two would be fine. Urad dal takes some time to boil, that
is why many use a pressure cooker to prepare the pulse, especially if the outer skin is
left on. I hope this answered your question is urad
dal good or bad for diabetes. Don’t forget to get your diabetes management book by clicking
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related questions. Thank you
I am Ty Mason