Is Tamarind Good For Diabetes?

Is Tamarind 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
tamarind 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) and other tips to better manage your blood sugar to avoid
complications by clicking the link below. Tamarind is a tree indigenous to tropical
Africa. The tamarind tree produces edible, pod-like
fruit. This fruit used extensively in culinary dishes
around the world. I also found that the tamarind is used as
both a traditional medicine and metal polish. What a versatile fruit! It is used in many ways from being a sauce
for chutneys and stews, to being made into a jam or syrup for deserts. You have probably never heard of tamarind,
but I am pretty sure many of you have consumed some of it. It is a key component is Worcestershire Sauce. Throughout Southeast Asia, tamarind is used
as a poultice applied to foreheads of fever sufferers. The fruit also seems to exhibit a laxative
effect and is used for the relief of constipation which has been documented throughout the world. A 1 cup serving of tamarind pulp in raw form
contains 287 calories. It also contains 75 grams of carbs with 69
grams of sugar! The glycemic index of tamarind is a medium
marker at 65. This brings the glycemic load of the fruit
to 45. A very high GL. Is tamarind good for diabetes? Well, let me share with you a study conducted
by the Asia Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine. A 47 year old male came to a specialist because
his blood glucose suddenly couldn’t be controlled. For 8 years he kept his blood sugar in check
with diet, exercise and medication. But his readings kept going higher and higher
and his general practitioner couldn’t figure out why. For 2 years the specialist tried to figure
out the reason. The man’s diet didn’t change. He was still exercising. His meds were the same. Not until one day he mentioned his GP had
him taking a tamarind herb supplement to help his oral diabetes meds. The man stopped taking the tamarind, and his
levels went back to normal. So is tamarind good for diabetes. I am going with a no on this one. I hope this answered your question is tamarind
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

2 Replies to “Is Tamarind Good For Diabetes?”

  1. I agree with you. Eating SWEET TAMARIND made my blood sugar go high. I don't have diabetic issues but lately my blood sugar does fklactuate a biit. Mom was diabetic, died of a heart attack. I'm VEGAN since age 2, and know my body well. I l over Tamarind and realized I CAN add the SOUR TAMARIND to food. It is the sweet tamarind that we must stay away from. Thank you for your simple, short and sweet getting to the point show.

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