Over 120 restaurants in India will now serve diabetic-friendly food

DECCAN CHRONICLE | PRIYADARSHINI PATWA
Published Nov 18, 2015, 7:04 pm IST
Updated Mar 27, 2019, 1:54 am IST
Now all the diabetics and health conscious people can witness a wonderful culinary experience (Photo: Mia cucina, Mumbai)
 Now all the diabetics and health conscious people can witness a wonderful culinary experience (Photo: Mia cucina, Mumbai)

Mumbai: Are you diabetic? If you are then eating out or partying can be a challenge for you.

But now it’s not a problem anymore! Over 120 restaurants in India are set to serve you diabetic, pre-diabetic friendly food.

Now all the diabetics and health conscious people can witness a wonderful culinary experience across Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Bangalore. Diabetic Food Trail, initiative will give a new direction and will add a whole new meaning to the term ‘eating out’.

During the Diabetic Food Trail, acclaimed and famous chefs at some of the most popular dining establishments have showcased their culinary skills to present a special ‘diabetic friendly’ menus that is nutritious as well as delicious, thus allowing the patrons to indulge in their meal without worrying about consuming unhealthy food.

Photo: Mia cucina, Mumbai

“Eating right is vital if you’re trying to prevent or control diabetes. No doubt exercise is important, but one’s eating habits has the biggest impact when it comes to managing diabetes,” says Dr. Indumathi Kuberman, a Diabetologist. 

Diet plays a critical role in ensuring a diabetic individual’s level of good health and when you go out for dinner, one imperfect meal can sabotage and affect your sugar level.

“One of the primary objectives of channeling this initiative through restaurants was to dispel the notion of ‘healthy food cannot be tasty food’, and influencing the Food Industry to recognise the need of ‘diabetic friendly’ menus, given that we will be a country of 80 million diabetics by 2030 (World Health Organisation estimates),” said Seema Pinto, the brain behind this initiative.

Many popular restaurant food chains like Barbeque Nation, Little Italy, Hyatt, Punjab Grill, Bercos, Smoke House Delhi, Jonah's Bistro, The Tapas Bar, etc are part of this initiative.

Many health concious people think that there is a need for a menu that is not only diabetic-friendly but also healthy and delicious enough, that the whole family can appreciate and can partake of. Hence, the restaurants have conjured up novel gourmet dishes whilst some recipes and menus were re-engineered from their existing dishes to suit the recommended diet and within the calorific values.

Photo: Mia cucina, Mumbai

If you are a dessert lover, then you will be delighted to know that the menus also include sugar-free dessert.

All the dishes will also give the patrons complete nutritional information, including carbs and calories. This will help a diabetic to choice a particular dish as per his or her requirement.

A diabetes diet is simply a healthy eating plan that is high in nutrients, low in fat with little or no sugar, and moderate in calories and this is exactly what will be served to you.

Now enjoy each and every bite of this salubrious food and be guilt free.

This November stay fit and eat healthy. Happy eating!

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