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Candy-Coated Conundrum: How to Tame Your Blood Sugar with Science

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Chocolate chip biscuits contain carbohydrates, which can cause an increase in blood sugar levels when consumed. The amount of sugar in the biscuits, an individual’s metabolism, and their overall diet can influence the extent of the increase. Consistent consumption of high-sugar foods like chocolate chip biscuits can contribute to long-term health issues such as insulin resistance.

Make your chocolate chip cookies sugar-friendly
• Try healthier low-carb flour like almond flour or coconut flour.
• You could also add psyllium husk to the dough. Its fibre-rich content helps in lowering glucose absorption from the meal.
• You could choose better snack options like almonds, cashews or walnuts. Roasted makhana is a tastier alternative.
• For a chocolatey snack, you could try chocolate protein bars. However, check the labels, as most of the claims are misleading and contain more carbs than claimed.
• Try making a sugar-free protein bar with peanut butter and chocolate protein powder.

Refined wheat flour used in baking has a high GI of 85 and a high GL of 58. Simple carbs like glucose and sucrose in such flour can cause hyperglycemia and associated complications. Coconut and almond flour are rich in fibre and good for gut health. Optimising chocolate chips can make them a delicious glucose-friendly snack.

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