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Cooked Quinoa: The solution to managing blood sugar

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Quinoa is a plant-based food with a low glycaemic index (GI) of 35. Since cooked quinoa has a low GI, it does not cause sudden spikes in blood sugar levels. However, if the quinoa is not balanced with protein and fibre, then it can cause elevated blood sugar levels.

Ways to say goodbye to glucose spikes with quinoa
• Try adding veggies to cooked quinoa. You can also add a source of fat such as nuts, seeds or avocado can help to make it a complete meal.
• You can follow the food flow of eating fibre first, then protein and finally carbs. This can reduce blood sugar spikes caused because of the meal by around 75%.
• Including more fibre and protein-rich foods and less cooked quinoa, can help to maintain blood glucose levels.

Cooked quinoa has a low carb content and it is high in protein and fibre. Quinoa can help to normalise glucose metabolism in the body, especially in elders whose glucose tolerance is impaired. All these factors make quinoa an excellent option for people suffering from diabetes.

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