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Corn on the Cob and Blood Sugar: Finding Balance with the Right Pairing

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Different varieties of corn have different nutrients that affect your metabolism in varied ways. Sweet corn has a high sucrose content, while regular corn is overloaded with starch. Hence, both can send your glucose levels spiralling. However, they are a potent source of fibre, vitamins, and minerals. Therefore, proper food pairing can help control the sugar spike and allow you to enjoy a nutritious meal involving corn.

Optimising Sugar Levels After Sweet Corn Intake
• Try including a protein plus fibre combo in your meal, for example, a corn cob chicken salad.
• Try to limit your corn intake to 30-50 gms, especially if your meal contains other simple carbs like fruit salad, honey, etc.

A medium, yellow sweet corn cob provides approximately 17.1 gms of carbohydrates. Studies reveal that a low-carb, high-fat diet may be ideal for type 2 diabetic patients. However, sweet corn is an important source of vitamins A, B, and C, potassium, and iron. Its measured intake and proper pairing are bound to benefit.

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