Diabetic or on the verge? Millet to the rescue!About 30.3 million adults in the United States are currently living with diabetes or
pre -diabetes according to Center for Disease Control and Prevention, that’s 9.4% of the Population of the United States. For folks with Type 1,Type 2, or who are pre-diabetic, finding tasty, wholesome foods that are convenient but wont spike their blood sugar can be difficult. Healthy eating has gotten a bad reputation as being too expensive, unsatisfying and generally taking the fun out of food. That is not the case here at RollinGreens, we are here to make healthy eating an enjoyable, satisfying and economical experience again by providing delicious nutrient dense food that accommodates a wide range of dietary and health restrictions with our delicious Millet Tots.
Foods with a high glycemic index such as potatoes, white bread and short grain rice can drastically raise blood glucose levels. This can cause a rapidly dangerous spike in blood sugar for diabetics as well as increase the chances of developing diabetes. Millet is a hardy gluten free ancient grain that has a low glycemic index and is packed with tons of nutrients. Low glycemic foods not only keep you feeling full for longer, but they help keep blood sugar even, preventing spikes.
No need to give up on the hope of a delicious nutrient dense fast snack or meal, our organic Millet Tots are made with only a few simple ingredients, no fillers and are gluten free and vegan. Millet is high in fiber, magnesium and omega 3 fatty acids, “The non starchy polysaccharides of the millet form bulk of its dietary fiber constituents and offer several health benefits including delayed nutrient absorption, increased faecal bulk and lowering blood lipids.” Millet not only can help prevent type 2 diabetes, but it can be used as a tasty, healthier alternative to starchy foods with high glycemic indexes , “Studies of patients with T1D found replacing high-glycemic-index carbohydrates with low-glycemic-index carbohydrates improves blood sugar control and reduces hypoglycemic episodes.” Our Millet Tots will truly become your freezers new best friend.
Millet is not only a delicious gluten free grain with a low glycemic index, it is also high in magnesium! Low amounts of Magnesium in the body have been linked to insulin resistance which is central to the development of type 2 diabetes. One cup of millet contains 228 mg of magnesium, while a standard potato only contains 49mg and a slice of white bread only contains 8mg.
Our Millet Tots are not only a great option for diabetic or pre- diabetic folks, but for folks with cardiovascular diseases and folks trying to prevent cardiovascular disease. Refined carbohydrates like white bread, pasta and crackers have little to no nutritional value and are often packed with fillers we can’t pronounce and tons of salt. Studies suggest that one of Millet’s many protective properties is reducing LDL (bad cholesterol), and increasing HDL (good cholesterol), “ the feeding of proso millet protein improved plasma levels of adiponectin, high‐density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol inD genetically obese type‐2 diabetic mice under high‐fat feeding conditions”