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Diwali is not just the festival of lights but also the festival of food. And no Diwali celebration is complete without a table full of mithai. Sadly, this becomes almost tormenting for those who are dealing with diabetes as they are forbidden to even touch them. But this time around we’ll ensure that diabetics can get to savour sweets without any guilt or fear. That’s why we’ve got for you an easy recipe for ragi and coconut laddus.
Yes, we know you must be wondering about those extra calories but that’s the best part about these laddus. They don’t have any refined sugar in them and they are loaded with protein too. So, are you ready to give them a try? Then let’s begin.
250 gm ragi flour
100 gm grated raw coconut
Crushed dry fruits of your choice
3 tbsp peanut butter
4 tbsp organic honey
4 tbsp jaggery powder
Ghee (just for greasing the pan)
Ragi is a great source of fibre which has a very low glycemic index. That’s why it is a fab choice when it comes to diabetes. Also, according to a study published in the journal of Frontiers in Plant Science, finger millets or ragi is the wonder grain for those who are dealing with diabetes as it helps in keeping the insulin level in check.
It also states that as the blood sugar level stays in control you don’t crave for sugar much. This also curtails your binge eating sessions and you tend to lose weight as well.
Another study published in the journal Advances in Food and Nutrition Research states that including ragi in your daily diet can actually help you keep your cholesterol level in check.
In diabetics, slow healing of wounds is a common phenomenon. But if you go by the above study then this problem can also be resolved by ragi.
So no more suppressing your sugar cravings this Diwali, because you have this healthy ragi and coconut laddu recipe right by your side. Cherish it and celebrate a mithai wali diwali.