Scientific research and evidence have proved the efficacy of green jackfruit flour in controlling blood sugar in persons with diabetes (PWD)
The drive is to support this year’s global awareness program ‘Education to Protect Tomorrow’
India, November 01, 2022: Jackfruit365™, the company behind the patented green jackfruit flour which helps in controlling blood sugar levels in persons with diabetes (PWD), announces its support to the ongoing 3-year World Diabetes Day campaign ‘Access to diabetes care’. In tandem with the theme of the second year ‘Education to Protect Tomorrow’, Jackfruit365™ advocates the integration of green jackfruit flour in regular meals for persons with diabetes (PWD) as an initiative to creating awareness about the role of this superfood, green jackfruit, in controlling blood sugar and shedding light on the innumerable health benefits it carries. Adding just one tablespoon of Jackfruit365™ green jackfruit flour in one’s meal three times a day helps reduce the absorption of carbohydrates and calories and facilitates twice the amount of fiber consumption, without the need to change one’s dietary preferences.
Persons with diabetes (PWD) require ongoing care and support to manage their condition and avoid further complications. An appropriate healthy diet and keeping weight, and other parameters, in check by exercising are key aspects to diabetes management and prevention. Jackfruit365™ aims to share insights with the masses about managing the complex problem of diabetes with a simple home-based remedy that helps in increasing the intake of soluble fiber and reduces the energy density and glycaemic load of a majority of traditional Indian meals. Simultaneously, to support diabetes healthcare professionals and encourage the incorporation of green jackfruit flour, a gluten-free natural plant-based food from India, in medical nutrition therapy (MNT).
On this occasion, Mr. James Joseph, Founder, Jackfruit365.com said, “Diabetes is a serious & rapidly growing health issue among the masses in India. There are more than 70 million people suffering from diabetes which is expected to rise over 134 million by 2045. Our intent is to sensitize starting from individuals to families and the nation on the benefits of green jackfruit flour for controlling blood sugar in diabetes patients, with a vison of an aspirational-healthy-affordable lifestyle for the persons with diabetes, maintaining pleasure of eating. Also, we have made the seasonal Jackfruit available in the form of flour for consumption round the year, to enable diabetes healthcare professionals to incorporate it in medical nutrition therapy for people with diabetes. Since it easily integrates into roti, dosa, idli, poori, paratha, upma, oats or porridge, it is a setting example for consumption without altering dietary preferences.”
A clinical study conducted in India at the Government Medical College, Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh, involved randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled human trials, evaluated the efficacy of Jackfruit365™ green jackfruit flour as an integral part of daily meal in patients with T2DM (type 2 diabetes mellitus). The study showed a significant decrease in glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c), fasting blood glucose (FBG) and postprandial glucose (PPG) following the consumption of Jackfruit365™ green jackfruit flour meal, suggesting a therapeutic potential of green jackfruit flour meal in improving glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients.
Renowned diabetologists have incorporated green jackfruit flour as a prescription in their clinical practice and have highlighted how the regular consumption of green jackfruit flour in medical nutrition therapy (MNT) results in control of blood sugar, weight loss, helps optimise bowel movement, some lipid fractions and markers of fatty liver as well. To add, integration of green jackfruit flour in meal plans has reflected an improving gut health, attaining early satiety, calorie-restriction and better post-meal blood glucose levels in medical nutrition therapy (MNT) for persons with diabetes (PWD). In children, MNT with the addition of green jackfruit flour showed reduction in the amount of insulin required in certain clinical practices. Further to the remarkable improvements witnessed by healthcare consultants, green jackfruit flour is being recommended as a key ingredient in MNT for diabetes management and prevention, including obesity management, as well as a carbohydrate replacement to fight dietary diseases.
He also added “It is one of the most gifted food products online, being largely gifted by children to their elderly diabetics. To make it easier for the diabetic patients to purchase from their local supermarkets & pharmacies, Jackfruit365™ has expanded its retail distribution from Kerala to Andhra Pradesh, Telangana State-wide and to the cities of Bangalore & Chennai.”
In another published clinical study, green jackfruit flour was incorporated into different recipes, such as chapatis or rotis, idly, dosa, puttus, idiyappam, rice appam, upma and porridge; the assignment was to understand the kind of acceptability green jackfruit flour can attain in terms of taste. The outcomes were promising with chapati having the highest acceptability followed by dosa, puttu, idly and porridge, rice appam and idiyappam had moderate acceptability whereas upma had the lowest. The ease with which green jackfruit flour integrates into the Indian dietary preferences, having a neutral taste and no innate aroma, thereby maintaining the ‘pleasure of eating’, makes it an easy fit for medical nutrition therapy (MNT).