Nutrition 1 MIN READ

A tea-licious solution: Combining almonds and milk tea for balanced blood sugar

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Consuming almonds with milk tea may cause a spike in blood sugar levels due to added sugar or lactose from the milk. Meanwhile, almonds can be difficult to digest by themselves as their outer layer contains anti-nutrients like tannins and phytic acid. These can prevent the absorption of nutrients such as glucose, leading to hypoglycemia. Knowing how to pair almonds and milk tea together can prevent sudden drops or spikes in your blood sugar levels.

Controlling your blood sugar levels while enjoying almonds with milk tea
• Consider pairing almonds with low to medium-GI foods such as walnuts or small portions of banana (30g)
• Avoid consuming processed or flavoured almonds. Additives in these, such as sugar coatings, may cause a spike in your blood sugar levels.
• Avoid adding sugar or sweeteners to your tea as this can lead to a glucose spike.
• Consider reducing the quantity of milk within the beverage.
• Consider having tea without milk or have them with alternatives that suit your body.

To prevent low blood sugar levels, try eating almonds after soaking them overnight and removing their skins. While pairing them with tea, consider choosing whole milk rather than skimmed or low-fat varieties. Whole milk contains more fat and nutrients, which can help you feel fuller for longer and prevent overeating.

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