Don’t Run Away from Carrots

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In the last couple of years, there is a huge misconception that people have developed about carrots. A lot of us believe that consuming them leads to weight gain or spike in sugar levels and that they are not good for diabetics. In this article I am trying to bust the misconception associated with their consumption.

High in Sugar – Nothing could be farther from the truth. One cup of raw carrots contains only about 10 gms of carbohydrate and almost 4 gms of fibre. The fibre helps to slow down the release of sugars, in the form of glucose, into the blood stream.

Not good for diabetics – Diabetics can safely consume carrots because they prevent any drastic increases in blood sugar. However, diabetics, or anyone else having trouble balancing blood sugar levels, should limit the quantities in daily diet.

Avoided by weight watchers – A weight loss diet must include foods that are high on fiber, and carrots with both soluble and insoluble fibers perfectly fit the bill.

Right way of consuming carrots

  • Juicing carrots can concentrate the sugar in the vegetable because this process removes the protective fiber. Therefore try and eat whole carrots.
  • When consuming carrots try to opt for right combinations of vegetables to combine them with. Carrot and meethi should be preferred over potatoes or peas, which incidentally is the most common way in which we traditionally eat carrots.
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