A Delicious Recipe to Replace Bread, Rice, Corn or Potatoes at Meals
If you always serve a traditional carbohydrate such as bread, mashed potatoes, rice, or corn at meals, here’s a delicious substitute – lentil pancakes or flatbread. These are fun and easy to make –a wonderful alternative that will also help you lose weight and avoid high blood sugar. You can even use the lentil flatbreads to make wraps.
Here’s the reason why lentils are better for you than traditional carbs.
If you have been reading my blogs, you know that my research shows that the consumption of grains produces large amounts of glucose in the body, which drives up your blood sugar and sets the stage for Type 2 diabetes. For a person with elevated blood sugar, the best source of carbohydrate is lentils. Fibers naturally present in lentils take longer to digest and thus result in a much slower elevation of blood sugar after your meal, compared to consuming grain products that digest quickly. This means less insulin release, slower removal of sugar from the blood, no feelings of nervousness, trembling, or tiredness and thus no need to snack a few hours after breakfast or lunch. You can also substitute edible tubers and roots such as whole potatoes, tapioca, taro and yams prepared in a way that allows you to chew them.
You may find it difficult at first to give up grains like bread, corn, or rice if you have been eating them for your lifetime. The reason for this is that your brain has learned to identify the nutrients in these, especially the micronutrients, and accept them as a source of those nutrients. For example, to produce energy from glucose, cells need not only oxygen, but micronutrients such as B vitamins.
The problem is, you often end up eating too much of these grains because your brain believes it can extract nutrient value from these foods, but the nutrients are lacking. Today’s cultivation and refining process of whole grains often depletes them of a significant portion of micronutrients like B vitamins. This could make you crave and eat more carbohydrate, because your brain believes it can derive more Vitamin B the more you eat.
Taking a vitamin or mineral supplement might actually help you reduce this craving, though you have to be careful to choose a supplement that does not contain levels above the RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) of some vitamins or minerals. Another alternative is to substitute other foods that can supply vitamin B, In nature, B vitamins are present in foods such as potatoes, bananas, lentils, chili peppers, and beans.
So give lentil pancakes and flatbread a try. Click here to read the recipe for Lentil Pancakes or Flatbread. You will also find a recipe for tomato chutney, a delicious spread you can put on the pancakes or flatbread.
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