Barley was identified 5,000 years ago as the grain of choice for people with blood-sugar concerns. Now modern science has confirmed this ancient wisdom with the discovery that Barley has the lowest glycemic index among all grains and contains essential complex carbs with high fiber content. VedaFoods contains barley because it is a versatile grain with a rich nutlike flavor and an appealing chewy, pasta-like consistency. It is an excellent source of nutrients such as molybdenum, manganese, dietary fiber, selenium, copper, vitamins B1 & B3, chromium, phosphorus, magnesium, and niacin. Magnesium, positively affects body’s use of glucose and insulin secretion.
Benefits of Barley for promoting healthy blood sugar control
Barley’s high concentration of soluble dietary fiber (beta-glucan) as well as insoluble fiber help in promoting healthy blood sugar and blood pressure, reducing cholesterol, and helping to control weight – all conditions associated with diabetes. Because of the slow burning complex carbs, Barley based foods help prevent spikes in blood –sugar levels after the meals.
Samo Rice (also known as Jungle Rice or Moriyo Seeds)
Samo Rice is rich in digestible fibers, minerals and vitamins and offers excellent nourishment. Because of its fiber content, VedaFoods, which contains Samo Rice, will make you feel fuller for a longer period of time, thus reducing the food intake and helping in portion control and loss of weight.
Modern science has reconfirmed what Ayurveda has known for thousands of years — that eating 1-3 teaspoons of Ghee, every day, offers numerous health benefits, even for diabetics. Ghee adds great flavor and nutty taste to your food, stimulates digestive system thus improves digestion, helps to burn fat, lower cholesterol and lose weight, Strengthens and boosts immune system, Lubricates internal organs including joints, reduces pain and calms down the Mind and generates positive energies. Ghee is primarily a saturated fat (or good fat) and is rich in beta carotene and vitamins A, D, E and K. Beta carotene and Vitamin E are important antioxidants.
Clinical studies have shown that, though it is a natural sweetener, honey has a lower glycemic index and helps to reduce blood glucose, reduces bad (LDL) and increases good (HDL) cholesterol. Ayurveda has long recommended honey for maintaining the health of the stomach. It tones up the stomach, helps in proper digestion and prevents stomach diseases. It also decreases the over production of hydrochloric acid thereby preventing symptoms like nausea, vomiting and heart burn. One of the Ayurvedic qualities of Honey is it is drying in nature and helps absorb excess water in the body. Water retention being a major problem for the diabetics, honey is useful in reducing it.