The question of hummus

By YogaGal Latest Reply 2011-06-23 21:59:22 -0500
Started 2011-06-23 10:29:35 -0500

I read mixed info on hummus, which I love. I'm pretty sure that I read in Sugar Busters that hummus is ok if you have diabetes, as chickpeas, the main ingredient, contain complex carbs and have a very low glycemic index.

I like it spread on a spinach-or sundried-tomato wrap (which I'm going to do in a few minutes — I'm starving!), and also as a dip not for pita bread (which I used to use) but for celery.yummmmm.

Please don't tell me I have to give up this, too! ; )

2 replies

jayabee52 2011-06-23 21:59:22 -0500 Report

Really, Yogagal, the only way that you will know for sure that hummus will not mess with YOUR blood glucose numbers ("BG#s") is to test it to see how much it affects them. You need to get a "baseline" BG# by taking a BG reading before you eat.
Then you eat 1 serving of the hummus, and then take another BG reading 2 hrs after you took your first bite. (postpradial). If your BG# is more than 50 points over baseline number then you can decide to test another time with a smaller serving size. If it is a lot more than 50 then you should probably avoid it.

I doubt that you'll have to avoid it, because of what it is made from, but this is the only way you will know what works for YOU.

It is recommended you do that with most of the substances you regularly consume. It might be useful to get a 3 ring binder with paper and make a page for each substance tested so you have a record of each test.



JoleneAL 2011-06-23 10:43:48 -0500 Report

If you're counting carbs, then just measure and count. I had a small bag of Doritos with my supper last night: counted the carbs and was just fine.

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