Good news for diabetic patients, include jackfruit, the new superfood in your diet if you want to control diabetes. I refer to green jackfruit flour, which has lowered blood sugar levels and help people manage their diabetes.
A new study has said that replacing a tablespoon of rice or wheat flour in daily meals with green jackfruit flour lowers the plasma glucose level in patients with Type 2 diabetes.
One cup of jackfruit flour has 40% fewer carbohydrates and four times higher fiber than wheat or rice flour cup.
Indians love their carbs and don’t feel complete without a portion of roti or rice. Many people with diabetes struggle to manage their disease.
I have seen people struggling to control diabetes, but no worries, try to include jackfruit flour in your diet. Green jackfruit flour developed in India is getting recognition from the American Diabetes Association.
We are a nation of over 70 million diabetics. If that number isn’t shocking enough, let me add some global context here. One out of every six diabetics in this world is Indian. Here’s another one: India has the second-largest diabetic population in the world.
It is not surprising then that we are always looking out for home remedies for diabetes to manage this disease to lead a quality life. Jackfruit365 has emerged as a home-grown winner who is even getting accolades from the American Diabetes Association (ADA).
JACKFRUIT AND DIABETES: WHAT’S THE CONNECTION
There is hardly a household in India that doesn’t relish the flavors of kathal or jackfruit. Loaded with vitamins A and C, riboflavin, potassium, magnesium, copper, protein, and manganese—this fruit is too good to be true.
The fruit is low in carbs, has a moderate amount of fiber and protein, and is rich in protective antioxidants, making it a wonder food for people with this disease.
Now before you go running to your supermarket, looking for a packet of jackfruit flour—let me tell you, it’s going to be a tough find. At the moment, there is only one brand retailing this miraculous product—Jackfruit365. And it’s patented!
Their green jackfruit flour has even undergone a clinical trial, and the results state that including this flour into the diet of diabetics can reduce plasma blood glucose levels. You can read the complete study here.
Testimonials from some users
- The study also included testimonials from some participants, one of which said: “For the past two years, I started adding a tablespoon of this to my breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In one year, I could discontinue insulin and control my sugar levels with just tablets.”
- According to another user, her 72 years old father, who had had diabetes for 30 years by taking the jackfruit flour, brought down the sugar levels and managed to reduce his insulin dosage.
SHOULD YOU USE GREEN JACKFRUIT FLOUR FOR DIABETES?
With solid credentials, this green jackfruit flour seems like a miracle remedy. Available with many grocers online and retailing for only Rs 80 for 200 grams, it looks like an easy fix for people with diabetes. Right?
Well, not really. For one, it’s NOT a substitute for any medication that you might be taking to control your blood sugar. And while research does show that it effectively helps manage diabetes, the truth is that you should consult your medical practitioner before using it as a substitute for atta, rice, or anything else in your diet.
Yes, as their website suggests, you can make several dishes with this flour or eat a teaspoon of it thrice a day. And yes, it might just help you get your blood sugar levels in check and reduce your dependence on artificial insulin and other medications. But whatever you choose to do, talk to your diabetologist or dietician before taking this step.
As a vegetable
You can also use the jackfruit as a vegetable which tastes delicious. Use only the only green vegetable, not the ripe one.
(This story was originally published on HealthShots.com).
It’s worth giving a trial to jackfruit365 if you want to manage your diabetes.