17 Jun '16, 2pm

What to eat with #whiterice to lower its #GI & your risk of getting #diabetes.

What to eat with #whiterice to lower its #GI & your risk of getting #diabetes.

Photo: Nipa Sawangsri, 123rf.com White rice on its own is bad, as it can push up blood sugar or glucose significantly. But how much of it is eaten, what it is eaten with, and even how it is eaten can make a big difference, said Professor Jeyakumar Henry, head of the Clinical Nutrition Research Centre (CNRC). Prof Henry said one of the first studies at the centre, which opened in 2014, looked at a local favourite: chicken rice. The study, published in the European Journal Of Nutrition, found that the glycaemic index (GI) of “pure white rice was 96, whereas combined with chicken breast, groundnut oil and vegetable, it was 50”. GI measures how much food raises sugar in the blood. A GI of 55 or less is good and above 70 is high. Also read: RECIPES: 5 delicious brown rice dishes to cook for the week Eating rice with protein reduces the GI. The best GI results are obtained when ...

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