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BGs and Buckwheat

Discussion in 'Vegetarian Diet Forum' started by Chook, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone had buckwheat? I'm wondering how it affects BGs. Is it something that should be eaten in small amounts or completely avoided??

    TIA
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    71% carbs...
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Chook Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks but thats the flour - i was more wondering about the unprocessed buckwheat.
     
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    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    It is still a grain and roughly 2/3rds by weight starch - not something to seek out and start to eat IMO.
     
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    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn’t eat it because the key for me is avoiding all grains. However you could try it and see how your BG reacts.
     
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    Diawara Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    i loved the taste of buckwheat as i was never that struck on rice .... but im afraid it put my post prandial figures up for hours..shame but for me a no_no....
     
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    AloeSvea Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Buckwheat is a seed, and mainly carbs, but if your blood glucose regulating system is not shot it could be beneficial apparently, for bg and good lipids, is what I take from the nutrional breakdown -

    https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/foods/buckwheat#benefits


    (I like healthline).

    When I was first diagnosed and moderate carbing I used buckwheat flour to make wheat free pancakes, but my BG after shot up.

    As for eating the seeds as a cereal? Goodness! Have you seen the pix? Imagine that stuff going through your digestive system!
     
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  9. Quinn1066

    Quinn1066 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have a friend on Instagram who uses buckwheat a lot, it seems to be lower GI and has a fair bit of protein. Might not affect some people as bad as regular wheat which is known to spike people. Buckwheat groats are the least processed, have a lot of fiber as well, so you could cook some up and see how you test from eating them.
     
  10. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    Despite the name, buckwheat isn’t a grain. And it is gluten free. :)
    https://www.verywellfit.com/buckwheat-gluten-free-563164
    its actually related to rhubarb, so for all of us on low FODMP, low oxalate type ways of eating, or with dodgy thyroids, dodgy levels of inflammation and arthritis, it may well be something to avoid.

    In addition it still significantly raises my blood glucose, so despite it being delicious, I avoid it like the plague.
     
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    Quinn1066 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have arthritis in both my big toes, I limit my spinach intake to about 300g a week, but oh heck I was looking forward to trying buckwheat.
     
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    lessci Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Only way to find out is to test, eat a measured amount and test again. What works for one doesn't work for all, Personally I can eat a small amount (love Tabuloh) but don't do it very often, it's a special treat
     
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  13. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the replies. I've never had it (at least I don't think i have) but i won't take the risk if there's even a slight chance it might make my arthritis worse.
     
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