Nutrition 1 MIN READ

Cracking the coconut code: How Coconut Meat Can Help Tame Blood Sugar Spikes

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Coconut meat is a low-glycemic food that has been shown to have a positive impact on glucose metabolism. The fibre and healthy fats in coconut meat slow down the absorption of glucose into the bloodstream, preventing rapid spikes in blood sugar levels. Additionally, some studies suggest that the antioxidants and other nutrients in coconut meat may also have a beneficial effect on insulin sensitivity and glucose control.

Optimising coconut meat consumption to reduce glucose fluctuations
• You may pair coconut meat with 50ml of coconut water before aerobic exercise, as the body can effectively utilize the glucose during the workout.
• Try to pair coconut meat with 30g of banana, a medium to high glycemic index (GI) carbohydrate, to balance out the low GI and provide sustained energy.
• Consider consuming coconut meat in moderation as it is still a source of calories, which can affect blood sugar levels. It’s important to include it as part of a balanced meal plan that accounts for total carbohydrate intake.

Coconut meat consumption has been associated with improved glucose metabolism due to the presence of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). These MCTs are easily digested and metabolized in the liver, leading to an increase in ketone production. This can help to stabilize blood sugar levels and prevent hypoglycemia. Additionally, coconut meat is a good source of dietary fibre, which can also help glucose metabolism.

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