Apr 16, 2024, 11:04 PM IST

Can you eat white rice if you have diabetes?

Sonali Sharma

Rice is a carbohydrate-rich food and it is a staple in many cultural cuisines

Many types of rice are available as well as other interesting alternative whole grains.

White rice can be part of a healthy eating diet for those with diabetes

But other than relying on rice, experiment with other types of grains.

All foods can fit into a healthy meal pattern when you're eating to manage diabetes or reduce your risk of developing it.

Overeating carbohydrates has been linked to poorly managed diabetes and the increased risk of type 2 diabetes.

Eating a balanced diet with a combination of whole and refined grains, vegetables, fruits, low-fat dairy products and lean proteins is key to keeping blood sugars well managed

Rice can be included as part of a healthy eating pattern for those living with diabetes.

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