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A tangled tale – How spaghetti can affect blood sugar

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Although spaghetti made from durum wheat contains carbs, it has a low GI and so produces a lower glycaemic response when eaten. Spaghetti made from durum wheat is safe for people on a diabetic diet when eaten in limited quantities. However, if the spaghetti is made from refined flour or maida, then eating it can cause blood sugar spikes.

Keep your blood sugar in check while eating spaghetti
• Try using spaghetti made from other types of low-carb and high-protein flour like buckwheat, barley and quinoa.
• You can consider using shirataki noodles instead of regular pasta as a healthier option.
• Reduce the portion size of spaghetti in your meal. The amount of spaghetti should ideally not exceed 45 grams or 1 serving of carbs.
• Add lean protein such as chicken, fish, paneer, and vegetables for fibre to your spaghetti. This will help to make it a more complete meal.

Spaghetti contains carbs and so if eaten in large quantities can be unhealthy. This is because it can cause high blood sugar, especially if you suffer from diabetes. Also, spaghetti contains gluten, which can cause issues if you suffer from gluten sensitivity. So, while it is safe to eat spaghetti, moderation is key.

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