Can Diabetics Consume Cassava Tape?
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The glycemic index is an assessment that can help diabetics predict how various foods can affect blood sugar levels in the body.
Cassava is classified as having a low glycemic index value, which is 46, which means that it is less likely that food preparations cause a rapid rise in blood sugar levels in the body. In diabetics consumption of cassava is considered healthier than potato consumption, because potatoes have a greater glycemic index of 85.
However, cassava consumption should also not be excessive because cassava has toxic substances that can harm the body if consumed in excessive amounts. Besides that it might be better if the processing is by boiling or steaming rather than fermented into cassava tape.
Perform routine checks for blood sugar levels, consumption of anti-diabetes drugs regularly, and modification of a healthier lifestyle to prevent complications later in life.
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