Many studies have shown that eating healthier foods with a lower glycemic index can help control high blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. Now scientists report that choosing beans in your diet is better than rice, a higher glycemic index food, to lower your risk of getting diabetes in the first place. Here is the study...
"Recent results of a study developed in Costa Rica have shown that eating beans prevents the chances of developing diabetes. More than that, the study says that people should replace rice with beans, Reuters reports. A study in Costa Rica, ..."
While whole grains such as brown rice are also nutritious and can complete the proteins found in beans, white rice has few benefits for you if you are trying to lower your blood sugar. The important vitamins are usually removed during the processing of white rice, and the food has a higher glycemic index than you would like to prevent diabetes from developing or from getting worse.
Beans are an excellent food to give you fiber, protein, and necessary nutrients such as B vitamins (B1, B2, and niacin). Different beans have different types of advantages. Pinto beans, for instance, also have calcium, phosphorus, poteassium and iron. To minimize the gas and bloating that eating beans can sometimes cause, soaking them well overnight and discarding the water before cooking can help. Using a product such as Beano when you eat beans will improve your ability to digest them. All in all, though, beans are an excellent choice for your diet to lower blood sugar levels.