posted on August 28, 2017 09:56
A balanced diet of rice, vegetables and proteins may reduce glycemic index by up to 50%: Clinical study
In line with MOH and HPB's recent announcement to cut sugar in the war against diabetes, Prof Jeyakumar Henry, Director of A*STAR’s and NUHS' Clinical Nutrition Research Centre (CNRC) was interviewed for his research on nutrition and glycemic index. He said that eating white rice with protein, vegetables and a bowl of soup can reduce the glycemic index by up to 50%. Prof Jeyakumar said that certain soups contain a protein, free amino acids which stimulate the production of insulin. The study also found that the glycemic index can be reduced by 30% when soy beans are eaten with white rice. In an exclusive interview with Channel News Asia, Senior Minister of State for Health, Mr Chee Hong Tat said that this information can be shared with other industries so that healthier choices can be made. Consumers and private companies will benefit from the information as well.
Reported on ChannelNews Asia
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28 August 2017 (Monday)