I am an North Indian from UP India. My wife is 31 weeks pregnant with twin pregnancy. She has been diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes. We eat Rice with arhar dal in our dinner.I want to know about ideal Diet Chart with Indian food.
Answer: The most important thing you can both do is supplement with vitamin D3. And if you have other children, get them on vitamin D3, also. There is mounting evidence that vitamin D can delay and might even prevent the onset of diabetes, both type 1 and type 2. Put "diabetes vitamin D deficiency" in your search engine.
As to the diet chart, the link is to the Indian Diabetes Food Chart. I assume you are vegetarian. This has both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. One thing I would suggest is to add rice bran to the rice. I often cook brown rice with added rice bran. It is loaded with B vitamins.
I was surprised by the amount of milk on the chart. In my country, vegetarians use very little milk. I use either almond milk or coconut milk. I don't know if you have access to inexpensive unsweetened coconut, but that is very important in my diet. I make a breakfast cereal with equal portions of oat bran, unsweetened coconut, and flax seed.
Congratulations with the babies. Remember the vitamin D3. There is a video, linked below that tells of a study where babies were supplamented with vitamin d3. They were tracked for thirty years. The subjects had a reduction in expected Type 1 Diabetes of 88%.
I want to know the advantages of Cynodon Dactylon (arugampul -Tamil word) juice. How to prepare the Cynodon Dactylon (arugampul -Tamil word) juice.
Answer: Wonder Plant Bermuda Grass -Arugampul, Cynodon dactylon- and It’s Medicinal Value Bermuda Grass or Arugampul is indeed a blessing to the ailing humanity. It is quite surprising that a plant of this nature that could cure or bring considerable relief to so many ailments that would otherwise require treatment with expensive drugs, is so well hidden in this information age. It is still more surprising when one considers how wide-spread this plant is in tropical countries such as Sri Lanka where it grows wild even by the roadside.
Going by the scientific name Cynodon dactylon, this plant is also known as Durva Grass, Dhub, Bermuda Grass, Dog’s Tooth Grass, Bahama Grass, Devil's Grass, Couch Grass, Indian Doab, Grama, and Scutch Grass. This grass is know in Tamil as Arugampul and is used in making garlands for Lord Ganesha. One of the surest ways to identify this grass is to visit a Hindu Temple and ask to be shown some Arugampul.
By looking up Arugampul or Bermuda Grass on the Web, one can get loads of information on the plant and a large number of Arugampul remedies for various ailments.
Bermuda Grass (Arugampul, Cynodon dactylon)
This is a grass native to north Africa, Asia, Australia and southern Europe. The blades are a grey-green colour and are short, usually 4-15 cm long with rough edges. The erect stems can grow 1-30 cm (rarely to 90 cm) tall. The stems are slightly flattened, often tinged purple in color. The grass creeps along the ground and root wherever a node touches the ground, forming a dense mat. It has a deep root system; in drought situations with penetrable soil, the root system can grow to over 2 m deep, though most of the root mass is less than 60 cm under the surface. Cynodon dactylon reproduces through seeds, through runners and rhizomes. Growth begins at temperatures above 15 °C (59 °F) with optimum growth between 24 to 37 °C (75 to 99 °F); in winter the grass becomes dormant and turns brown. Growth is promoted by full sun and retarded by full shade.
Medicinal Value of Arugampul
Bermuda Grass or Arugampul has wonderful medicinal properties. It acts as an excellent detoxifier. It’s juice purifies blood and flushes out the toxins out of the body; Cures Nervous weakness and general fatigue; Strengthens the body and tones up the nervous system. This makes for overall well being.
Arugampul or Bermuda grass contains more than 65% of chlorophyl. This helps in increasing the number of red blood cells in our body. It contains protein, fiber, calcium and phosphorus and potassium. It helps in maintaining the alkalinity of blood as it reduces acidity. It helps resists attacks of cold and is quick in removing phlegm.
This grass improves digestion, cures stomach ailments. It has been observed that dogs, troubled with stomach ailments, search out and eat this grass. Hence the name Dog’s Tooth Grass.
This is also an ideal diabetic diet. About 10-15 Neem (Margosa) leaves along with a handful of Arugampul can be ground to a fine paste with a few drops of water. This juice is effective in curing diabetes if it is of recent onset. In chronic cases of diabetes, this juice helps keep sugar level in control. Also drinking Bermuda Grass juice every morning on an empty stomach is good for diabetic patients as your sugar level should come down.
For persistent skin diseases like scabies and eczema, take a handful of Bermuda Grass and a small piece of Turmeric and grind to a fine paste and apply the mixture in the affected area. This can be washed away after half an hour. Regular application is found to cure eczema, scabies and other skin rashes.
To get rid of bodily weakness, body heat and mouth ulcers take a mixture of Bemuda Grass and cow’s butter for 20 to 48 days. This should bring a glow to your face as it would improve skin tone.
Bermuda Grass is also found to be effective in curtailing blood loss. Be it blood loss due to an injury, nosebleed, or excessive menstrual flow, these can be treated with Bermuda Grass or Arugampul.
A study in India has shown that Arugamul juice or powder increases haemoglobin levels and has good effects on anaemic pregnant mothers. It is an excellent supplement for lactating mothers. It boosts Prolactin and so increases the quality and quantity of breast milk.
How to Prepare Arugampul or Bermuda Grass
You can take raw Arugampul juice or make it into a tea by boiling the grass with some water.
Take a fistful of the grass and wash it thoroughly. Extract Juice by using a mixer or a grinding stone, using water sparingly. Add water to the juice in the proportion of 3 parts of water to one part of the extract. You can drink it straight.
This should be taken preferably in the morning. Avoid taking any drink or food for the next 3 hours. This juice extract can be taken twice or three times a day.
For Arumugam Tea, follow the same process above up to grinding of the grass to extract juice. Then boil it –both grass and the extract- in a pot of water. You can add water as you see fit, but keep in mind that adding more water will dilute the efficacy of the tea. You can take this tea three times a day and some people use it in place of drinking water too. If you are a diabetic patient, please do not over-drink the brew.
Its showing 108 at lab test...is it normal?
Answer: normal fasting blood sugar ranges between 90-120. Ur FBS is quite normal. It is relevant to know some more details on diabetes and its permanent prevention.
First of all everyone should know the real symptoms of diabetes.
Real Symptoms of Diabetes:
. Sudden loss of weight,Severe pain in calf muscles [below knee joints], reeling sensation after heavy lunch/dinner, unhealed wounds/injuries/gum infections, excessive thirst/hunger, excessive urination, blurred vision, frequent burning sensation/numbness in hands/legs and above all tensions add to the chief symptoms of diabetes.but, don't worry. see a doctor at once.
India is the diabetic country of the world. Andhra Pradesh is the diabetic State of India. Hyderabad is the diabetic Capital of A.P. Hyderabad city with 40% population affected by diabetes. The No. of unknown cases of Diabetes are far more than the no. of the known. More over, north Indians consume more sweets than the South and diabetes is not this much high thereat.
Because, if they take 100 gms., of Jalebi/Peda/Khalakhand, etc.,, as breakfast, they never take anything until lunch after a gap of 4 - 6 hours. But, South Indians apprehend/fear [of diabetes?] to take that much of sweets at a stretch.
When U take polished and delicious rice; it gets converted into glucose just within 90 minutes and the blood sugar levels increase suddenly.
More over, a South Indian meals--lunch/dinner/breakfast contains huge quantum of rice along with -- pickles, nan, chapathi, 5-curries, sambar/rasam, curds, noodles, idli, dosa, wada, masala dosai, pesarattu, + fruit, sweet and iceream, etc., For a white collared job holder or an IT engineer working with his/her computers, requires just 500 calories or at the most 1000 calories ; whearas South Indians--more so the people of Andhra Pradesh/Hyderabad];he/she will take all the above items of at least most of them with calorific value of 3000.
Pancreas and adrenaline glands work very hard to convert this excess of glucose into fat. Then the excess glucose floating in the blood stream has to excrete excess of glucose through urine--that is diabetes.
PREVENTION OF DIABETES:
1. The rice lovers should develop aversion to rice, McDonald's pizzas, burgers, KFC fried chicken, Egg-yoke,which are rich in calories. A single chocolate can give U 1000 calories, which our kids chew it just like that + normal foodstuff.
2. Develop love for chapathi without oil--Phulkas. A single Phulka gives U about 50 calories of energy; add 1 tsp of cooking oil, it doubles to 100 cal., and add one tsp of dalda--energy 150 cal.,calories, and one tsp of pure ghee, 200 calories. Prudent to eat 4 phulkas than 1 chapathi fried out of with ghee.
3. Instant diagnosis of Diabetes with the aid of acupressure techniques. Due to lack of provision to publish the Acupressure Maps, I shall try to explain with the best of my communication skills.
Acupressure Techniques—NO MEDICATION. NO SIDE EFFECTS. NO HOSPITALIZATION. NO COSTS. IT IS SAFE ALSO.
With ur thumb, press ur/his/her palms and soles, wrists and ankles on both sides. Suppose pain is felt while pressing a particular point in the palm/sole, u have to press the surrounding area—just like u r pumping out air from that painful point. The blocked energy in any internal organ, be it lungs, heart, stomach, kidneys, pancreas, liver, etc., shall be released along with toxins if any. As a last point u must press middle part of each palm/sole; so that toxins, if any, shall be excreted/purged through urine without affecting the kidneys.
It should be done in an empty stomach or 2 hours after meals. With this, all the endocrine glands and their hormonal secretions shall be regulated. All internal organs shall function up to optimal levels. Ur entire immune sytem gets invigorated to produce antibodies.
a. Chewing Ur foodstuff for 25 times in Ur mouth is a MUST to prevent diabetes permanently.
b. Relevant Acupressure points to diagnose diabetes instantaneously.
Point No.25 -- Pancreas -- acu point located just below @ the junction -- the base of little finger and ring finger in both of the palms.
Point No. 27 -- Adrenal gland - acu point, located below @ the junction -- the base of index finger and middle finger in both of the palms..
Point No.16 -- master point for lymph located @ middle of the wrist on both palms.
If U press these points hard with Ur thumb[s]; they shall be tender.
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