Always choose carefully what you are putting in your stomach through food. Especially if you are struggling with an autoimmune disease. such as diabetes. In such a situation, many times there is a lot of confusion regarding food and whether carbs should be eaten or not. Some time ago, nutritionist Lavneet Batra told through social media that cereals prove to be healthy.

Lavneet wrote in her post, "Diabetes patients are often warned by doctors about the consumption of carbs so that the pancreas is not damaged. However, this does not mean that you have to completely remove carbs from the diet. It would be surprising, but there are some such grains, which prove to be beneficial for diabetics.

Refrain from consuming refined grains, such as refined flour. Whole grains contain fiber, which has been shown to lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease, and slow digestion so that blood sugar levels don't spike too quickly.

5 types of whole grains that can help in reducing blood sugar level


It is rich in beta-glucan, which helps manage blood sugar and lowers bad cholesterol.


Oats are rich in soluble fiber as well as magnesium and protein. Both of these play important roles in the management of blood glucose, which is good for diabetic patients.


Rajgira is called Amaranth in English, which is full of nutrients. Especially compared to other grains, it contains more protein. It is a great choice for gluten-free diets. It is also full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.


Ragi, which looks like mustard, is also very ahead in terms of nutrition. Ragi helps in reducing bad cholesterol, hence excellent for diabetic patients. Also, ragi can be included in the diet of infants.


Vitamin-K1-rich jowar plays an important role in blood clotting and bone growth. Its bioactive phenolic compounds reduce the level of bad cholesterol. The starch present in it keeps the stomach full for a long time, due to which you do not feel hungry for a long time and the level of blood glucose remains.


The glycemic index of millet is low. Being rich in fiber, it gives relief from constipation and also helps in reducing weight. Compared to other grains, the amount of iron in millet is also good.