Whether Consumption Of Tape Can Adversely Affect Blood Sugar?

Hello doctor, does tape (cassava, sticky white rice, etc.) have a bad effect on blood sugar? R nThank you for the answer.

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Hello, Dewalita, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.


Tape is a typical Indonesian food which is fermented from cassava or sticky rice. Tape is fermented with the help of bacteria such as Bacillus sp, Rhizopus sp, etc.


In general, foods fermented with bacteria (for example, yogurt, kefir, kimchi) have advantages such as being able to nourish the digestive tract because they contain bacteria that are good for the intestine, improve digestion, and have the potential to prevent colon cancer.


Diabetics should eat foods that have a low glycemic index. The glycemic index is a number that indicates the potential for an increase in blood sugar from carbohydrates. If a food has a high glycemic index, the increase in glucose in the blood will be faster and higher. So, diabetics should choose carbohydrate sources with a low glycemic index such as cassava, brown rice, whole wheat bread, oatmeal. Meanwhile, white rice and potatoes have a higher glycemic index.


Cassava tapes contain complex carbohydrates that are digested slowly by the digestive tract, so they will make the stomach full longer. In addition, as a fermentation product, tape can have a good effect on digestion. Even so, there is still a lot of debate because the tape has a certain alcohol content. Again, the goodness of the food eaten is not only from its type but also from the amount eaten, the frequency, and the method of processing it. For that, you should still pay attention to these things (type, amount, frequency, and processing) and still control blood sugar levels. Control blood sugar levels by eating well, being physically active, exercising regularly (at least 3-5 times a week with a duration of 20-30 minutes with moderate intensity such as brisk walking, swimming, jogging according to ability).


That's all, hopefully it's useful.


Greetings, dr. Sarah Rizqia.

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