Our Love-hate relationship between Sugar and Diabetes

The sweet danger of sugar

Sugar has a bittersweet reputation when it comes to health. Sugar occurs naturally in all foods that contain carbohydrates, such as fruits and vegetables, grains, and dairy. 

“When people think of diabetes, the first thing that literally comes to mind is sugar. And for the older generation, they think they won’t get it because they do not take sweet stuff, but they don’t realise that the rice or noodles they eat contain starch, which gets converted to glucose and spikes the blood glucose level almost as quickly as drinking glucose water.”

But not everyone eats right and she acknowledges that it is difficult to change the way people consume food because it is a habitual and cultural matter. 

Extracted from Verleen Goh, Alchemy Foodtech Pte Ltd - Food
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Since Betamore Fragrant Rice has a lower glycemic index than other types of fragrant and white rice, it breaks down into glucose (sugar) much slower, preventing a rapid rise in blood sugar level after being ingested.