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Breaking Bread: The Impact of Chola Kulcha on Blood Sugar Levels

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Chole or chickpeas is known to have more carbohydrates than protein content and so does kulcha, which is made of refined wheat flour (maida). This leads to hyperglycemia or high blood sugar due to carbohydrate overload.

Optimize the way you eat Chole Kulcha
• Instead of kulcha, try having the chole with a side salad full of fresh vegetables. This reduces the glycemic load of the meal and is a good source of healthy fibres which aids in easier digestion.
• Try having chole with paratha and a small portion of cottage cheese (paneer). This increases the protein content of the meal and makes for a wholesome and nutritious meal.
• Instead of maida, try making kulcha with alternative options such as low-carb flour like almond flour or lupin flour. These contain complex carbs which are low in glycemic index. This implies that it will not cause an immediate spike in blood sugar after consumption.

Chickpeas have more carbs than protein and kulcha is made of maida which has a very high glycemic index of 70. These features make this meal a risk for those watching their blood sugar levels as it can cause an immediate spike in blood sugar. Thus, better consumed when optimised and in moderation.

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