Of course, it might take a long time for rival groups in medical community to decide whether coconut oil or coconut-based products are poisonous or healthy. In the meantime, those hot idlis and dosas are waiting to be devoured with coconut chutney and dosa powder. After that, certainly the question whether coconut can be a part of the diet plan for diabetic patient does arise.
Coconut chutney is an integral part of Indian breakfast. We dip dosas and idlis in this absolutely delicious cold sauce. In fact, it is widely used in many other cuisines. Coconut meat, milk, powder, oil, and coconut water are generously used in cooking.
Can people with diabetes eat coconut?
The main objection for the naysayers when it comes to include coconut products in a diabetic food list is its high fat content, calorie content, and its capacity to increase bad cholesterol (LDL cholesterol). Coconuts have high amounts of saturated fat, which is linked to heart problems.
Those who advocate the use of coconut say that even though coconut has high saturated fat, it also boosts good cholesterol (HDL) too. Coconuts are full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber.
It is advised that the use of coconut in a diabetes diet menu be regulated. Consuming coconut products in moderation is okay; however, one has to check with their diabetes doctor regarding high cholesterol levels.
Calories in Coconut Chutney (100 gm.)
|Saturated Fat||11.83 gm.|
Vitamins in Coconut Chutney (100 gm.)
|Vitamin A||7.18 μg.|
|Vitamin B2||0.09 mg.|
|Vitamin B6||0.13 mg.|
|Vitamin B9||21.61 μg.|
|Vitamin C||1.42 mg.|
|Vitamin D2||0.51 μg.|