Is Urad Dal Good For Diabetes?

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Is Urad Dal Good or Bad For Diabetes

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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.

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.

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