Is Rava Good For Diabetes?

Is Rava Good For Diabetes?


Hello, I’m Ty Mason from TheDiabetesCouncil.com,
researcher, writer and I have type 2 diabetes. Today I’m going to answer the question, is
rava good for diabetes. But before we get into that, make sure you
download my free diabetes management book which also includes a diabetes grocery shopping
guide (foods to eat and avoid) by clicking the link below. OK, be honest, how many of you clicked on
this video because you didn’t know what rava was and wanted to find out? Well, I had never heard of rava before either,
but I bet you have heard of another name for it. We will see. Rava is the powder or flour that is obtained
from wheat. Depending on the culture, you may know it
by another name. You will call this flour rava in much of India. It is called sooji and other parts of India
and in Pakistan. In Italy and the US for the most part it is
called semolina. Now have you heard of it? The 3 names are basically the same for the
course flour derived usually from durum wheat, although it is also sometimes taken from rice
or maize. Now that we know what it is, let’s take
a quick look at what some say about this flour. Many articles I read were pretty adamant about
one thing. If you want the best pasta ever made, it must
be made from durum semolina. Now I love pasta, so I was really interested
in finding out more about semolina pasta and the flour it is made from. I was encouraged when I found out that semolina
flour had a glycemic index of only 44, a low GI food. The pasta’s made from semolina ranged in
GI from low to mid 60’s, still just a medium GI food. Then I decided to take a look at the nutritional
value of semolina flour. I was rather shocked to see that a serving
of semolina was 601 calories. Most low GI foods are not that high in cals. Then I took a look at the carbs. There are 122 carbs per serving of semolina
flour. That is quite high, but I thought, well, this
is a wheat so there must be a ton of dietary fiber. I was wrong, only 7 grams. So I did a quick calculation. The glycemic load of semolina flour is 51. That is not good. So is rava good for diabetes? I am going with no on this one. The GL is way too high. An occasional serving would be ok, but if
I were going to splurge it would be with a sweet snack, not flour. That is just my opinion. I hope this answered your question is rava
good or bad for diabetes. Don’t forget to get your diabetes management
book by clicking the link in the description box below. Let me know if you have any other diabetes
related questions. Thank you
I am Ty Mason

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