Nobody in India needs an introduction to chaat. It’s probably the only food where you experience all the possible tastes your palate can feel – sweet, sour, tangy, spicy, crunchy, and juicy. This is a kind of snack that can be included in a diabetic diet in moderation.
It’s popular on the streets and in the most expensive restaurants. It’s available in numerous variations like aloo chaat with potato base, bhelpuri, dahi puri, pani puri (gol gapppa), chana chaat, sev puri, and a lot more innovations from each region of the country.
Among these chaats, the ones with potato base is best avoided in a diabetic diet due to excess calories. Chaat like chana chat can be included in a diabetes diet plan. This is because the base of this chaat is chickpeas, which has generous amounts of plant-based protein, and dietary fiber.
Snacks for people with diabetes
In an ideal diabetes diet plan, small and frequent meals have to be included. This not only reduces the risk of low sugar levels, it also ensures that your blood sugar levels do not spike unduly.
For this, intelligent snacking that does not compromise on nutrition and taste is the call of the hour. With a mélange of flavors, and moderate glycemic index, chana chaat or chaat with peas as their base is the best option to be included as a snack in a diabetes diet plan.
Calories in Chaat (100 gm.)
|Saturated Fat||0.03 gm.|
Vitamins in Chaat (100 gm.)
|Vitamin A||16.24 μg.|
|Vitamin B2||0.12 mg.|
|Vitamin B6||0.1 mg.|
|Vitamin B9||14.9 μg.|
|Vitamin C||0.67 mg.|
|Vitamin D2||1.58 μg.|