We can also call it the Nitric Oxide breakfast, but that doesn’t sound half as attractive as “The Powerhouse Diabetes-Friendly Breakfast Salad” right? But there’s a connection between nitric oxide and why this salad is a powerhouse and we’ll get to that in a moment.
As a diabetic, I need all the help I can get to keep my blood sugar levels under control. One of the tricks/tips is to start the day with a nutritious breakfast. The one I am going to describe is one of them.
This recipe is the brainchild of Dr.Biswaroop Roy Chowdhury a nutritionist who believes that diabetes can be cured.
Coming back to the powerhouse salad recipe, what makes it so special? We need nitric oxide to repair the mitochondria which is the powerhouse that generates energy in our cells. By rebuilding this mitochondria, it is possible to minimize insulin resistance, which is the basic cause of type 2 diabetes. Do you see the connection?
Okay. Here’s the recipe.
How to make the powerhouse diabetes-friendly breakfast salad
- About 50 grams green gram sprouts
- 50 grams coconut – pieces or shredded
- 20 grams soaked almonds – that would be around 10-15 almonds
- 1 large tomato, chopped
- 1 medium sized beetroot
- 1 green chilli, chopped
- a handful of chopped coriander leaves
- Juice of a lemon
How to prepare
All you have to do is:
- gather your ingredients
- Chop the tomato, beetroot, chilli and coriander leaves
- Chop or shred the coconut
- All everything in a bowl or plate
- Squeeze the lemon juice and mix
- Sit down comfortably.
- Enjoy it slowly, savoring every mouthful.
- Take your time.
You’ll be amazed how pleasant it is to eat this salad and how full you feel when you’re done. It delivers fiber, protein and a load of nutrition.
- Beetroot is fine for diabetics. It contains dietary fiber and is rich in folate. If your blood sugar is too high, add a quarter of a small beetroot and measure your bsls to see the effect. Beets are known to help regulate blood pressure, reduce nerve damage, both of which are serious diabetes complications.
- Remember that you need a balanced diet combined with exercise and enough sleep to control your blood sugar. It might help to maintain a food diary to see which foods spike/lower your blood sugar.
- Green chilli is optional