The rice cooker lowering blood sugar is purely a stealth concept

  Huang Yuecheng

  Recently, the low-sugar rice cooker, known as the "hyperglycemic artifact", has been popular on e-commerce platforms and has achieved outstanding sales.

The product advertisement claims that this type of rice cooker can separate all or part of the starch contained in the rice through the three steps of "melting, separating, and braising" or relying on artificial intelligence technology, reducing the sugar content by about 50%, and steaming "low sugar" rice".

  Low-sugar rice cookers may be able to reduce the sugar content in rice to a certain extent, but this is completely different from reducing human blood sugar.

With such a high-profile promotion that rice cooked by rice cookers can "separate starch and lower blood sugar", people think that this is another contribution of high technology to human society. Especially for people suffering from diabetes, it seems that buying a rice cooker can help you get rid of it. The disease is not far away.

This is just a propaganda method for businesses to secretly change the concept. Eating low-sugar rice does not mean that it can directly lower blood sugar.

The Consumer Council of Guangdong Province recently reminded consumers that the functional effects of low-sugar rice cookers should be viewed scientifically, and that low-sugar rice cannot be used as the main way to lower blood sugar, especially not as a substitute for drugs.

Moreover, the low-sugar rice cooker filters out the rice soup and also takes away beneficial substances, which is not good for human health.

  Merchants and manufacturers seize the selling points of consumers' health needs for lowering blood sugar, and exaggerate the low-sugar effect of the products in a targeted manner. In fact, they are a publicity method for merchants to promote their products. The main purpose is to improve their sales performance, not to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Using promotional methods that are irresponsible to consumers to induce consumption will not only fail consumers to obtain the ideal hypoglycemic effect, but will also cause unscientific hypoglycemic methods to cause dietary and nutritional imbalances.

  Consumers should pay attention to this kind of new products that seem to be the product of scientific progress, and do not blindly follow the trend of buying, let alone substitute drugs for hypoglycemic treatments.

The management department should also intensify the review of such exaggerated and suspected advertisements, so as not to allow merchants to over-exaggerate the product's effectiveness, evasively change their position, and mislead consumers, which may bring health effects and economic losses to consumers.