Nutrition 1 MIN READ

Chocolate biscuits: A yummy snack with dangerous after-effects

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Mar 31, 2023
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Chocolate biscuits are a popular snack all over the world. They come in a large variety of flavours and are easy to store and carry. Biscuits and most confectionery are made using refined wheat flour, sugar, and flavouring agents. This makes them high in carbohydrates and free sugars (sucrose + glucose). They have a high glycemic index and can cause a rapid spike in blood sugar levels. It is recommended to eat them in moderation.

Snack smart to keep your sugar levels in check

  • Toast made with multigrain or sourdough is a great substitute for biscuits.
  • You may enjoy biscuits with green tea. It slows down the release of glucose in the bloodstream. It has an insulin-sensitizing effect.
  • You may consider nuts, fruit with peanut butter, hummus, sprouts, and other wholesome options.
  • Snack options such as nuts, fruit with peanut butter, hummus, and sprouts have a lower glycemic index, which helps to avoid rapid spikes in blood sugar levels.

Chocolate biscuits are a comfort food, but having them everyday is not beneficial to blood sugar management. You can avoid cravings by having meals that keep you full for a long period. Filling up on whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and beans and pulses at main meals is advised.

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