Diabetes affects more than 62 million people in India. Diabetes has two types; Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 is an automatic condition which is caused by genetic disposition. It starts during the earlier days of childhood. Whereas, on other hand, Type 2 is the most common form of diabetes. It mushrooms during the adulthood. Type 2 Diabetes results in increasing sugar levels where human body becomes incapacitated in regulating the sugar levels. Excessive thirst, repeated urge to urinate/hunger/fatigue, and blurred vision are a few symptoms of Type 2 diabetes. Many people in India are victimized by Type 2 diabetes.
For Type 1 Diabetes, there is no cure. However, Type 2 Diabetes can be healed through weight management, exercise and healthy diet/nutrition. Good nutrition has become a need of an hour. It is the most significant part of a healthy lifestyle. With good nutrition, many diseases can be cured, and Diabetes is just one of them.
One of the most popular desi vegetables, Green Peas or Matar, has the tendency to help Type 2 diabetics in controlling their sugar levels. Green peas are a winter vegetable but with the foundation of supermarkets, you can have this amazing vegetable during all the 12 months in a year. There are a number of reasons that why consuming/eating green peas is effective for Type 2 Diabetes. Read on to know the reasons…
1. Low Calorie Vegetable
Green peas possess very low calories. A 100 gm of green peas accommodates only 80 calories. Diabetics are strictly advised to follow the diet with Low-calorie food as weight management is the most relevant concern for Type 2 Diabetes. In addition, green peas also help diabetics to control their sugar levels.
2. Affluent in Potassium
Other factor which is importance to create a healthy diet for diabetics is ‘Potassium’. Potassium helps the human body to have blood levels in check. And, it has been discovered that if a human body is lacking potassium, it may increase the risk of diabetes. Green peas are highly substantial in potassium as 100 mg of green peas have 244 mg of potassium.
3. High in Proteins
High protein foods are beneficial in losing the weight and combats like a warrior with diabetes and blood/sugar levels. In Type 2 Diabetes, weight management (as mentioned earlier as well) is the most important concern. 100 gm of green peas contains 5 gm of proteins.
4. Rich in Fibre
Fibre is another important concern for a diabetic. This nutrient regulates blood sugar levels and blood pressure. Foods with high fibre get digested in the body gradually, release sugar and end up averting any increase in diabetes levels. A 100 gm portion of green peas has 14 gm of carbohydrates which encompasses 5 gm of fibre.
It has been suggested to consult your doctor/dietitian before consuming anything.
1. Data by United States Department of Agriculture