Buckwheat has a high amino acid content and delivers 230mg of potassium and about 6g of protein per cup. It is also gluten free.By choosing buckwheat flour instead of regular white flour for baking, you can get a big boost to your soluble fiber content, an important consideration in the diabetic diet. “One of the most important qualities of soluble fiber is its ability to help regulate blood sugar levels. It slows the rate at which glucose is metabolised and absorbed from the intestines,” says Steven Joyal, MD, author of What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Diabetes.
Text: Joyce Teo/ Straits Times/ 28 June 2016/ Additional Reporting: Shenielle Aloysis