The Lantern Festival is coming soon. Friends from both the south and the north have to eat a few glutinous rice balls or yuanxiao on this day to feel the festive atmosphere.
However, Yuanxiao and Tangyuan have a lot of calories, and as foods made of glutinous rice flour, the glycemic index is also relatively large, so diabetics need to be extra careful.
Sugar friends want to have mouth addiction and stabilize blood sugar. What should they do?
Don’t worry, Dr. Clove has prepared secret books for everyone. Eat according to them, and the blood sugar is stable!
Different stuffing, so choose
There are many varieties of glutinous rice balls and Yuanxiao. Yuanxiao is made of sweet stuffing, while glutinous rice balls are sweet and salty. How should we choose them?
1. Salty stuffed glutinous rice balls
If you compare the same brand of glutinous rice balls, it can be seen that, generally speaking, the energy of salty stuffed glutinous rice balls is lower than that of sweet stuffed glutinous rice balls. Therefore, for diabetics who need to control the total energy, salty stuffed glutinous rice balls are a better choice.
Although meat dumplings are often fried or fried, in order to control the total energy, sugar lovers still choose boiling. In addition, food matching should also be careful not to eat all meat dumplings.
The recommended method is to cook a few salty meat dumplings, blanch some green leafy vegetables in the soup, and make a warm bowl, which is comfortable to eat and balanced in nutrition.
2. Sweet stuffed glutinous rice balls and yuanxiao
Salty stuffed glutinous rice balls are only popular in some southern regions, while sweet stuffed glutinous rice balls and yuanxiao are more common in the market and have more different fillings, such as black sesame, peanuts, walnuts, assorted nuts, bean paste, cream, chocolate, rose candy heart, osmanthus candy heart… It is simply eye-catching.
How should I choose so many varieties?
If the above fillings are roughly divided into categories, it is recommended that you choose according to the following methods:
- Nuts, seeds, miscellaneous beans: Such as black sesame, peanuts, walnuts, assorted nuts, bean paste, etc. You can choose this kind of glutinous rice balls, yuanxiao, The stuffing of nut seeds and miscellaneous beans has relatively good nutritional value and can provide unsaturated fatty acids, proteins, minerals and other nutrients. Sugar heart: such as various flower stuffing, butter, chocolate and so on. The glutinous rice balls and yuanxiao of these stuffing have high sugar content and less other nutrients. From a nutritional point of view, it is not recommended for everyone to choose.
3. Small Solid Round
There is also a kind of glutinous rice round seed without stuffing, which is usually used for dessert, such as sweet wine round seed, fruit round seed, red bean round seed, etc. When you cook it yourself, be careful not to put too much polysaccharide.
Different sizes, eat like this
Yuanxiao and Tangyuan are all [sugar-raising experts]. Therefore, after eating Yuanxiao and Tangyuan, one needs to reduce the amount of staple food accordingly.
As Yuanxiao and Tangyuan are not full, it is easy to eat too much. Therefore, everyone should control the total amount and know fairly well.
For medium-sized glutinous rice balls and Yuanxiao, it can be converted according to this method: the energy of a bowl of rice (2 ounces of raw rice are cooked into about 4 ounces of rice, with an energy of about 200 ~ 250 kilocalories), which is equivalent to 5 salty stuffed glutinous rice balls or 4 sweet stuffed glutinous rice balls and Yuanxiao.
The solid glutinous rice round seeds are small in size, and the energy of almost 20 is equivalent to a bowl of rice.
I would like to remind you here that what I mean here is [replacement], which means that if I originally planned to eat a bowl of rice at noon, if I ate two sweet stuffed glutinous rice balls, I would subtract half a bowl of rice.
Don’t eat a bowl of rice and have a few glutinous rice balls, which will easily lead to excessive energy and increased blood sugar after meals.
In addition, there is also a lot of oil in the stuffing of Yuanxiao and Tangyuan. If you eat Yuanxiao and Tangyuan, you should eat other foods lightly to avoid excessive oil intake.
Sugar-free varieties should be cautious.
Can some supermarkets and diabetes stores sell [sugar-free glutinous rice balls] or [sugar-free glutinous rice dumplings] at ease?
Of course not!
Dr. Clove has stressed many times that although there is no extra sugar added to these [sugar-free] products, after eating them, there is also a lot of energy, which will still cause blood sugar to rise. Sugar lovers should not take it lightly.
If you choose to eat [sugar-free glutinous rice balls] and [sugar-free glutinous rice dumplings], you should deduct the corresponding staple food and grease to stabilize postprandial blood sugar.