Diabetes is a condition that impairs the body’s ability to process blood glucose, otherwise known as blood sugar. In the United States, the estimated number of people over 18 years of age with diabetes is 30.2 million. Without its careful management, primarily by ditching the foods rich in carbs, diabetes can lead to a buildup of sugars in the blood, which can increase the risk of dangerous complications, including stroke and heart disease.
Rice is one of the most popular foods around the globe and it would be a pity if one must stop eating rice for the fear of diabetes. Thankfully, there is a healthy way to cook rice which would not let the simple carbs in rice overload your blood sugar levels.
Simple & Complex Carbs in Rice
These essential nutrients are of two types – simple and complex. For managing post-meal blood sugar spikes, most carbs should come from complex carbohydrates (starches). They are higher in fiber and digest more slowly than simple sugars. This makes them more filling, which means they provide the body with energy for a long time.
But cooking rice in conventional cookware radiating harsh near infrared heat destroys complex carbs because they are very delicate compared to simple carbs. What’s left in such rice is an abundance of simple carbs that are digested pretty quickly resulting in a rush of insulin. Eventually, the body’s ability to make enough insulin slowly wears out resulting in excessive blood sugar.
Thus, it’s important to cook rice while preserving the complex carbs.
How MEC’s rice cooker preserves delicate nutrients like complex carbs?
Miriams Earthen Cookware – a pioneering company based in USA has been making pots and pans from pure clay. Their raw material is pure and natural with absolutely no toxins, chemicals, glazes, or enamels. The unique far infrared heat that radiates from pure clay walls while cooking keeps delicate nutrients intact. This food friendly heat penetrates deep into every grain and cooks rice evenly and thoroughly at low heat and in about the same time or even less.
Rice cooked in MEC is rich in complex carbs so when you eat it regularly, the body’s ability to manage insulin improves greatly. This is exactly what happened with Miriam – the founder of MEC, and her diabetes was totally healed.