Diabetes: Here's how including onion in your diet can help you manage blood sugar levels

Diabetes if not taken care on time can cause other disease. Hence maintaining a perfect diet for diabetes is important. Here's how adding onion to your daily diet can help you manage those blood sugar levels.
Diabetes: Here's how including onion in your diet can help you manage blood sugar levelsDiabetes: Here's how including onion in your diet can help you manage blood sugar levels
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Diabetes is one chronic disease that can happen to anyone at any age. Sometimes, diabetes is also transferred through genes in kids, and one can not do much about it then. Diabetes is a disorder that causes irregular blood sugar fluctuations in the body, and it affects millions of people worldwide. Lack of care and attention may further lead to obesity, kidney failure and heart complications. 

 

People who suffer from diabetes are often asked to maintain a set diet and exercise daily. They should consume food that's rich fibre. But did you know that onions can help with diabetes too? Yes, studies state that there are multiple flavonoids present in onion that help keep the blood glucose in control and also promote good health and immunity. Here's how onion can help you manage blood sugar levels in the body. 

 

High on fibre:

 

Onions are rich in fibre content, and fibre takes time to break down and digest, which ensures a slow release of sugars in the bloodstream. Fibres further add heaviness to your stool, which may help ease constipation - a common problem among diabetics. When it comes to onions, red onions are high in fibre content, whereas spring onions have the lowest fibre content. 

 

Low carbs:

 

When it comes to carbs, onions are very low on carbs. It works in favour of diabetic patients, because carbohydrates metabolise soon, which results in the fast release of sugar in the bloodstream. Diabetics are often advised to include low-carb foods to their diet. 

 

Low glycaemic index (GI):

 

The glycaemic index is a value assigned to foods based on how they affect blood glucose levels in the body. The glycaemic index of onion is 10, which makes it an ideal low GI food to be added to the diet of a diabetics.  

 

Consumption of fresh onions reduces blood glucose levels among type-1 and type-2 diabetics. You can add onions to soups, stews, salads and sandwiches. But make sure to consult your doctor before including anything in your diet. 

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