Nutrition 1 MIN READ

Balancing Act: How to Enjoy Veggie Delite Salad Without Spiking Blood Glucose

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Veggies are a wonderful source of balanced nutrients. A veggie salad can be a perfect choice to maintain blood sugar levels. However, there may be a hyperglycemic event after eating a veggie salad. This may be due to various factors. For instance, the salad may contain starch-based veggies, or the dressing used in the salad may contain sugar.

How to crunch your way to better sugar levels
• You can add protein-rich foods to your Veggie Delite salad, such as cottage cheese or chicken.
• Try avoiding dressings loaded with sugar. Instead, use olive oil or vinegar-based dressings.
• You may avoid using high-carb veggies and those with a high glycaemic index (GI), such as sweet potato, yam, and pumpkin. Choose low-GI veggies in your salad, such as lettuce, celery, broccoli, kale, asparagus, and baby spinach.
• Adding healthy fats such as avocado to your salad can help to regulate your glucose levels

Food sequencing can help to reduce glucose spikes. It is recommended to start your meal by eating your veggie salad first, followed by proteins and finally ending with starchy carbs. Also, focus on leafy greens because they are rich in fibre and nutrients such as vitamin A and magnesium. This can help maintain stable blood glucose levels.

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