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According to statistics from the World Association for Diabetes Prevention and Control, from 2000 to present the rate of diabetes in people aged 20 to 79 has increased more than three times. In Vietnam, the rate of people with diabetes, pre-diabetes, as well as blood sugar disorders is also increasing rapidly, with about 7 million people with diabetes. Notably, more than 55% of patients had complications, of which 34% had cardiovascular complications; 39.5% had eye and neurological complications; 24% of kidney complications.

Number of diabetic patients coming for examination and getting medicine in 2023 in Ho Chi Minh City (Source: According to Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health, Center for Disease Control)

Diabetes is a metabolic disease marked by persistently high blood sugar levels brought on by deficiencies in either the secretion of insulin, its activity, or both. Chronic hyperglycemia for an extended length of time damages numerous organs, particularly the heart and blood vessels, kidneys, eyes, and nerves, by producing abnormalities in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.

Some images of skin lesions in diabetic patients

Lifestyle interventions including: adjusting a healthy diet, exercising, controlling weight, improving sleep quality, and limiting stress are some of the measures to help prevent the progression of diabetes. road. A healthy diet to prevent diabetes needs to meet the following criteria:

- Provides adequate nutritional needs according to age, physiological status, labor status, and disease;

- Does not increase blood glucose quickly after eating;

- Does not lower blood glucose while away from meals;

- Does not increase risk factors such as dyslipidemia, hypertension, kidney failure, etc.

- Suitable for eating habits;

- Diet should not change too quickly and vary in meal structure and volume.

For a long time, brown rice has been known as one of the safe and healthy foods, bringing many benefits to the health of normal people in general and especially to people with diabetes in particular. Brown rice is rich in fiber and some biologically active ingredients such as GABA, gamma oryzanol,... which help slow down the digestive process, reducing the risk of rapid increases in blood sugar after meals.

Brown rice

Germinated brown rice (GABA rice) is a product of the process of soaking and fermenting brown rice under appropriate temperature and humidity conditions to create an environment compatible with the natural germination process of rice grains, then the rice dried again for preservation.

Germinated brown rice

Germinated brown rice has many nutrients that are beneficial to health, including: fiber, antioxidants, magnesium, zinc, potassium, B vitamins, vitamin E. High levels of GABA and fiber in germinated brown rice are considered a factor that helps slow down the digestive process, slowly releasing sugar into the blood, thereby controlling insulin secretion and keeping blood sugar levels at a stable level. In addition, the active ingredient GABA found in sprouted rice also helps sleep well, is anti-oxidant, and helps protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. Magnesium helps regulate blood sugar levels. Vitamin B8 is directly related to the function of insulin in regulating blood sugar levels...

Germinated brown rice has gone through the process of soaking, incubation, and sprouting, making the rice grains sweeter, softer, juicier, and easier to process than regular brown rice. Below are some dishes with germinated brown rice:

In addition to germinated brown rice, you should also combine it with other healthy foods such as green vegetables, fruits, nuts and healthy fats. By applying the above methods, we can help reduce the risk of diabetes and improve our overall health.

Asia Food Chemical Joint Stock Company is supplying Nuffe germinated brown rice produced under the advice and technical support of MAKISE LIFE UP LABORATORY - Japan.

AFCHEM - provides quality nutritional products to the community.