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Cabernet Sauvignon: The wine lover’s guide to blood sugar management

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Cabernet Sauvignon is a beloved wine that many people enjoy. But did you know it can contribute to spikes in blood sugar? As a fermented grape product, wine contains sugars like glucose, sucrose and fructose. These are the reason wine can cause hyperglycemia. But with a few simple optimisations, you can still enjoy a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon without worrying about your blood sugar levels.

How to optimise Cabernet Sauvignon wine
• Try to eat a protein-rich meal before drinking Cabernet Sauvignon, such as grilled chicken and salad.
• Consider including fibre in your pre-drinking meal to slow down sugar absorption.
• You may pair your wine with healthy fats like olives and cheese to stabilise glucose further.
• Try to stick to dry wines with lower sugar content, such as Cabernet Sauvignon.

Wine contains sugars like glucose, sucrose and fructose. These can increase the glycaemic index and lead to hyperglycaemia. But optimising your wine-drinking experience can allow you to enjoy wine without negatively impacting your blood sugar levels. So, next time you pour yourself a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon, remember to sip smart and prioritise your health.

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