Understanding Glycemic Index and The Nutritional Benefits of Poha
It is a good thing that everyone is becoming increasingly aware of the nutritional aspects of the food they eat. Nowadays, people also prefer to buy organic food as it is natural, chemical-free and healthy. With the epidemic of diabetes and obesity, we all are making sure we don’t consume excessive sugar from our foods. However, it is also important to know a term called ‘The Glycemic Index (GI)’ if you want to maintain optimum sugar levels in your blood and control Diabetes.
What is the Glycemic Index?
The Glycemic Index is basically a measurement system for foods that contain carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are vital as they contain sugars, starches and fibres. Our body converts carbohydrates into glucose (sugar) to provide energy. Glycemic Index denotes how much a particular type of food increases blood sugar levels. The GI has a scale from 0-100 to rank the foods.
Here is the GI scale for foods:
Low: 55 or less
High: 70 or above
As you can see from the above scale, it’s ideal to eat foods that have a low glycemic index.
Brown Rice Flakes (Desi Poha) and Red Rice Flakes (Red Poha):
Organic foods such as Brown Rice Flakes and Red Rice Flakes have a low GI and therefore, don’t increase the sugar levels drastically. Moreover, Poha is high in nutrition as it provides vitamins, minerals and various other elements necessary to our health.
If you are keen to eat healthy food and looking to buy organic food online, Conscious Food’s Desi Poha and Red Poha are your best choices. It is your perfect breakfast companion.
Nutritional Benefits of Poha:
- Desi and Red Poha are rich in essential minerals: Zinc, Iron and Potassium. These minerals help in holistic health. Zinc helps in immunity and metabolism, Iron is necessary for growth and Potassium benefits the fluid balance.
- It contains fibres and antioxidants. Fibre is crucial for healthy bowel movements, while antioxidants prevent cells from inflammation.
- Poha has a low Glycemic Index, thereby reducing sugar levels helps in diabetic conditions and provides cardiac health. Moreover, Poha releases sugar slowly into the bloodstream so there is no drastic rise in blood sugar.
Poha has been one of the favourite breakfast and snack recipes in India for centuries. We understand its nutritional value and therefore, we, at Conscious Food offer two types poha, Desi Poha and Red poha for our customers.