11 Legumes Suitable for Diabetics

Here’s a list of legumes suitable for consumption by diabetics. In the table below, GL is Glycemic Load and GI is Glycemic Index You can sort the table whichever way you want by tapping the table headers. Our very own Rajma or Kidney beans look good and I’m sure you’re going to have a bowl a day. I know I did!

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Baked Beans, canned150 gm640
Baked Beans in Tomato sauce150 gm840
Butter beans150 gm736
Chickpeas, boiled150 gm1136
Kidney beans150 gm729
Lentils (generic)150 gm529
Mung bean, sprouts150 gm425
Soya beans, dried, boiled150 gm120
Split peas, yellow, dried, soaked overnight, boiled 55 min150 gm325
Peas, green80 gm454
Beans, dried, generic, boiled150 gm620
Source: University of Sydney
URL: http://www.glycemicindex.com/
GL = Glycemic Load
GI = Glycemic Index
For simplicity and caution, in the case of multiple variants, the variant with the higher GL/GI has been included in this table. Please pay attention to the portion size, which is important. These items have been included in this list due to their having a low to low-moderate Glycemic Load. Please however test your blood sugar and gauge your body's unique response to these foods before continued consumption to ensure they work for you. Please also note, this list may not be complete. Please look up the Glycemic Index of foods you wish to eat or believe are safe if they're not included in this table. If the Glycemic Load is 10 or below, they're probably alright for diabetics.

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