Improving Insulin Sensitivity through diet

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19 May, 2015 07:39 AM

As a South Indian, we tend to combine rice and black gram (Urad dal) - soak this overnight - grind it with some fenugreek seeds and ferment this into a batter and use this batter to make dosas and idlis.
I have been on a no starch diet (Rice, Grains, Pasta and Potatoe) for six weeks now to address my insulin resistance issue - I am ok with this except for the exclusion of idlis and dosas.

In Ayurveda, the combination of rice and dal (lentils) is accepted as the best food to go on a cleanse on. This dish is called kitchedi.

What is your view on this combination of carbs and protein? My understanding is that it is also low GI - - Would it be possible to include this in moderation?

Priya Banati

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ken on 19 May, 2015 11:41 AM

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    High in Protein and or Carbs



    Protein that is not needed at the moment is converted to carbohydrates – carbohydrates that are not fiber turns to sugar


    Pea protein is a great option. Best to not have too much soy. As far a vegetarians being on the Rosedale program, we actually spent many years in India implementing the program very successfully. Though some did eat eggs which helps give some more meal options. It does work very well, though more restrictive with your choices. We found that in India the spices and herbs were so tasty it made all the vegetable dishes delicious.


      Ken/   Rosedale Support Team

  2. 2 Posted by Priyadarshini .... on 19 May, 2015 03:03 PM

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    Hi Ken,
    Thank you for your response. Is there any research on how (Carb + Protein)
    fermented together prior to cooking or cooked together (in case of a
    kitchedi) breaks down in the body - and is that akin to the sugar that
    comes from greens?

    warm regards,

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Ken on 19 May, 2015 03:07 PM

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    • I am not aware of any research at this time..

      Ken/   Rosedale Support Team

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