Perhaps Lord Vishnu has diabetes
Diabetes is a chronic disease associated with the reduction in the production of insulin or the absence of response of tissues to insulin. Nutritional management holds a major and indispensable role in the management of diabetes.
When taking about diet in relation to diabetes, whole grain is considered better than white rice. Among whole grain, oat is considered a good meal. "Even though it's [oat] a carbohydrate, it's a very good carbohydrate," American dietician and spokeswoman of the American Dietetic Association Marisa Moore tells WebMD, an online portal that publishes health related articles. Because it's high in soluble fiber, "it's slower to digest and it won't raise your blood sugar as much or as quickly. It's going to work better at controlling blood sugar over time." Oat is also useful for lowering blood lipids (bad fat).
In Hinduism, oat is used as a pious substance for worshipping different forms of Lord Vishnu. Hindus do not use akshyta (rice); rather, they use jau (oat) and til (sesame seed) to worship Lord Vishnu.
Surprisingly, sesame seed is also considered good for controlling diabetes. Actually a study was published in journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2011, which showed that combining sesame oil with or without the diabetes drug glibenclamide significantly lowered blood glucose and blood lipids, and increased antioxidant levels in the blood. Other studies have shown that sesame contains component called lignin which causes reduction in bad fat (LDL) and causes increase in level of good fat (HDL). Sesame seed contains high levels of antioxidants including vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene and glutathione. The seeds are especially high in copper, manganese, calcium, and magnesium. These are all essential nutrients required for good health.
Given the nutritional values of sesame seeds and oats in controlling diabetes, as well as their use in worshipping Vishnu while avoiding akshyta (rice) – carbohydrate-rich crop that diabetic patients are advised to consume very less or none at all –we could assume that Lord Vishnu perhaps has diabetes.
All our ancient teachings, morality, the notions of right and wrong and knowledge were positioned around religion. Hence, avoiding akshyata while worshipping Vishnu perhaps was a way of encoding message about the proper diet for diabetic patients. Even if not linked as advisable food for diabetic patients, jau and til both hold a high nutritive value. So, their use in worshipping Vishnu could also be a way of letting us know the superiority of these products over others.
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