Nutrition 1 MIN READ

Cracking the Secret: Does Egg Salad elevate Blood Glucose?

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Eggs are an excellent source of protein, healthy fats, and vitamins. They can be good for your health if you eat them in moderation. Eggs have relatively low GI scores and hence do not spike blood glucose levels. On the other hand, egg salad can spike blood glucose levels because of the side ingredients such as mayonnaise. You can make egg salad healthier in case of hyperglycemia.

Tweak to make egg salad healthier
• Try switching the mayo with Greek yoghurt to make your egg salad healthier. Yoghurt adds that perfect creamy consistency without any extra fat or calories.
• Consider adding lemon zest to your egg salad. The lemon zest enhances the flavour and also helps in weight loss.
• Try adding nuts and celery, and cutting down on leafy vegetables to get more quantity with fewer calories. Celery also adds a nice crunchy feel to your salad.
• Consider limiting the portion of the salad to about 80g to keep the blood glucose in check. Increase the portion of eggs instead.
• Salads contain plant-based veggies that have simple and complex sugars. On chopping, it gets reduced to simple sugars and loses some of its intact fibre content. This is quickly released into the bloodstream and spikes sugars. If you are trying to lose weight and worried about your blood glucose levels, you need not compromise on taste. Add some scrumptious egg salad to your diet plan and see the difference.

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