Nutrition 0 MIN READ

Are your breakfast pancakes sabotaging your glucose levels?

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Pancakes with butter and syrup can cause a sharp increase in blood glucose levels due to their high glycemic index and carbohydrate content. This leads to a surge in insulin production, which can contribute to insulin resistance and other metabolic issues. However, butter consists of fats that can help slow down the absorption of carbohydrates from pancakes, leading to a slower rise in blood sugar levels.

Optimizing pancakes with butter and syrup to prevent blood sugar spikes
• Try low-carb, protein-rich pancake mixes or recipes to slow down the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates, which can help prevent blood sugar spikes.
• You can use keto pancake recipes with low-carb flour like almond and lupin flour.
• Consider savory pancakes made with savory ingredients, such as herbs, vegetables, and cheeses, instead of sweet pancakes.

Pancakes with butter can lead to a rapid increase in blood glucose levels that causes a surge in insulin production to regulate blood sugar levels. On the other hand, butter leads to a delay in high blood sugar levels. Therefore, limiting the portion size, choosing whole grains, and pairing pancakes with protein and healthy fats can help optimise glucose metabolism..

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