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A Cheesy Delight: How to Enjoy Cheese Balls without Impacting Glucose Levels

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

An irresistible snack, cheese balls are usually served as appetisers. But these delectable balls can cause hyperglycemia or a spike in blood sugar levels. This is because they have simple carbohydrates, especially in the coating that has flour. They can also cause a low glycemic index because flour contains low sugars and high-fat content. This can also lead to hypoglycemia. Although the cheese filling is rich in saturated fat and some cholesterol, it can help lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.

How to Optimise Cheese Balls to Stabilise Your Glucose Levels
• Try using alternative flours such as almond or coconut flour, low- or no-carb options.
• Consider air-frying the balls. Deep frying the veg balls can lead to the consumption of unhealthy trans-fats, whereas air frying them is a healthier alternative.
• Avoid adding starch to the balls by using potatoes or sweet potatoes. Doing so can result in hyperglycemia or a blood sugar spike.

Cheese balls tend to have a low food score due to simple carbohydrates in the flour-based coating. However, this can result in a risk of hyperglycemia, especially for those sensitive to high blood sugar levels. On the other hand, the fat content in cheese balls may change the meal’s glycemic index, leading to a glucose flatline which may fall outside the normal range and result in a low food score.

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