Nutrition 1 MIN READ

Bittersweet Truth: Horlicks Classic Malt and the Risk of Hyperglycaemia

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Popular for generations, Horlicks Classic Malt is a malted milk drink that contains nutrients, including carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals. However, the simple sugars (glucose and sucrose) present in the drink may lead to a blood sugar spike.

Optimising Horlicks Classic Malt for healthy blood sugar levels
• You can try low-fat or non-fat milk while preparing Horlicks Classic Malt to reduce the amount of saturated fat and calories in your drink.
• Consider limiting your intake of Horlicks Classic Malt to one serving daily to ensure you are not consuming excess calories and sugar.
• You can pair it with a piece of fruit or a handful of nuts to increase the fibre and vitamin content.
• Try opting for caffeine and sugar-free beverages like herbal tea.
• You can also try homemade cacao powder that is vitamin- and mineral-fortified and without added sugar.

The simple sugars are quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, leading to a rapid increase in blood sugar levels, or a hyperglycaemic event. This spike triggers the release of insulin from the pancreas to help regulate blood sugar levels. While Horlicks Classic Malt does contain some essential nutrients and vitamins, it is important to consume this drink in moderation or opt for lower-sugar versions.

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