Yuca root is good or bad for diabetes
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Hello, I am Ty Mason from TheDiabetesCouncil.com, researcher, writer and I have type 2 diabetes. Today I am going to answer the question, is the yuca root good for diabetes. But before you get into that, be sure to download my free diabetes management book, which also includes a guide to grocery shopping for diabetes (foods to eat and avoid).
First thing's first. When asked this question, he wondered if the "YUCCA root" was good for diabetes. Just off the bat I can so NO! Why? Because cassava is an ornamental plants with common tip flowers in the south and western parts of the US, including Florida, New Mexico, and California. But they do not have an edible root.
So I think what you are wondering is the root YUCA. But do not feel bad, the spelling checker is still trying to switch cassava to cassava every time you type it and it's getting a little annoying. Cassava is a potato-like starch found in many Latin dishes and is also known as cassava. This is native to South America and is consumed largely through Latin America, Africa, South Asia and the Caribbean.
Cassava has a very poor envelope in the diabetes community in 1994, when a study published in the journal "Acta Horticulturae" suggested that cassava is suspected of causing diabetes.
However, several studies have shown a low incidence of diabetes in Africans who eat cassava regularly.
A 2006 study found in the journal "Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology" stated that none of the 1,381 subjects had diabetes, despite the fact that cassava accounted for 84 percent of their caloric intake.
Another study, published in the October 1992 issue of "Diabetes Care," noted that Tanzanians who ate cassava regularly had a lower incidence of diabetes than those who rarely ate.
Cassava has a GI of 46 and a GL of 4. Both are low on their respective scales and indicate that cassava does not affect blood sugar to a large extent.
So, is the yucca root good for diabetes? Yes it is. Just do not confuse YUCCA with YUCCA. There are parts of the cassava plant that are edible, mainly flowers and fruits. We are not talking about fruit, we are discussing roots.
One quick warning: you need to be very careful about eating cassava because of a high level of a toxic compound called hydrogen cyanide. This has the potential to worsen diabetes-related circumstances. You can minimize your risk of toxicity by choosing a sweet-tasting cassava variety. Cyanide levels can also be greatly reduced by soaking.
I hope this answers your question is good or bad root yuca for diabetes. Do not forget to get your diabetes management book.
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