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Interventions in Obesity & Diabetes

Baked Chips Developed from Bitter Gourd, Moong Dal Flour and Gymnema Sylvestre (Asclepiadaceae) Reduce Blood Glucose Levels in Diabetes Mellitus

  • Open or Close Luxita Sharma*

    Assistant Professor - II & Head Dietetics and Applied Nutrition, India

    *Corresponding author: Luxita Sharma, Assistant Professor - II & Head Dietetics and Applied Nutrition, India

Submission: August 13, 2018; Published: December 10, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/IOD.2018.02.000541

ISSN : 2578-0263
Volume2 Issue4


Functional foods are a wide variety of food products, of which some are even classified as nutrients, influencing a variety of body functions that are important to either a condition of prosperity or well-being or diminishment in a danger of certain interminable illness. Nutrition has advanced from the aversion of dietary deficiency and the foundation of nutrition standards, dietary rules and food guides to the advancement of a state of well-being and health and the reduction of the danger of ailments. The present study is focused on developing a food product helpful in managing Diabetes Mellitus with its acceptability studies to the industry as well as the society. The baked chips were made from the variations in bitter gourd powder and rest ingredients as in same weight. Five variations were prepared in different ratios. Then a panel of trained experts decide the best sample in terms of taste, color, texture, stickiness and overall acceptability. Sample D was rated best and then it was administered to fifty subjects suffering from Diabetes Mellitus. The incorporation of Eight chips in the diet of Diabetic patients resulted in significant decrease in blood glucose levels. The food products are better way to heal people with positive mind as people relish the food product otherwise nobody will be eating bitter gourd as its taste is very bitter.

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