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Is your rice diabetes-friendly? 9 types of rice and which one is good for you

Published on Jun 04, 2024 12:56 PM IST
  • Fibre-packed brown rice and nutrient-retaining parboiled rice have low GI and are relatively safe for people with diabetes. Here're differents kind of rice.
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"Rice lovers, rejoice! Let's explore the wonderful world of rice and its diverse varieties! As a nutritionist, I often hear concerns about rice being high in carbs. But remember, moderation is key! Here’s a look at some of my favourite types of rice and their nutritional benefits," says Nutritionist Bhakti Arora Kapoor. (Freepik) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jun 04, 2024 12:56 PM IST

"Rice lovers, rejoice! Let's explore the wonderful world of rice and its diverse varieties! As a nutritionist, I often hear concerns about rice being high in carbs. But remember, moderation is key! Here’s a look at some of my favourite types of rice and their nutritional benefits," says Nutritionist Bhakti Arora Kapoor. (Freepik)

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Brown rice: Nutty and fibre-packed, brown rice has a low GI of 50. This is better for people with diabetes and prevent sugar spikes. It also helps keep you full longer and curb unwanted hunger pangs. (Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Brown rice: Nutty and fibre-packed, brown rice has a low GI of 50. This is better for people with diabetes and prevent sugar spikes. It also helps keep you full longer and curb unwanted hunger pangs. (Pixabay)

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White rice: Versatile and quick-cooking, white rice has a higher GI of 72 and isn't recommended for people with diabetes who may be at risk of sugar spikes. However, it can be turned into many dishes. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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White rice: Versatile and quick-cooking, white rice has a higher GI of 72 and isn't recommended for people with diabetes who may be at risk of sugar spikes. However, it can be turned into many dishes. (Unsplash)

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Wild rice: Chewy and protein-rich, wild rice has a low GI of 45. It is great to be added in salads and soups. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Wild rice: Chewy and protein-rich, wild rice has a low GI of 45. It is great to be added in salads and soups. (Unsplash)

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Red rice: Antioxidant-rich and fibre-loaded, red rice has a medium GI of 55. It adds colour and health to meals.  (Freepik) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Red rice: Antioxidant-rich and fibre-loaded, red rice has a medium GI of 55. It adds colour and health to meals.  (Freepik)

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Basmati rice: Fragrant and delicious, Basmati rice has a low to medium GI of 50-58. It is ideal for biryanis and pilafs.  expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Basmati rice: Fragrant and delicious, Basmati rice has a low to medium GI of 50-58. It is ideal for biryanis and pilafs. 

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Jasmine rice: It has a floral aroma with higher GI of 68. One can enjoy this in moderation. (Adobe Stock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Jasmine rice: It has a floral aroma with higher GI of 68. One can enjoy this in moderation. (Adobe Stock)

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Arborio rice: Starchy with medium GI of 69, Arborio rice is a key for creamy risottos. (iStock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Arborio rice: Starchy with medium GI of 69, Arborio rice is a key for creamy risottos. (iStock)

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Black rice: Antioxidant-rich, black rice has low to medium GI of 42-45. It is great for desserts and savoury dishes. (Freepik) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Black rice: Antioxidant-rich, black rice has low to medium GI of 42-45. It is great for desserts and savoury dishes. (Freepik)

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Parboiled rice: Nutrient-retaining, it has low GI of 38. It is perfect for pilafs and side dishes. (Freepik) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Parboiled rice: Nutrient-retaining, it has low GI of 38. It is perfect for pilafs and side dishes. (Freepik)

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