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Dates Are Your New Mates: Saying Goodbye to Sugar Spikes!

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Dates are the sweet, fleshy fruits of the date palm trees. They are a good source of carbohydrates and natural sugars. Dates are rich in beneficial micronutrients and insulin resistance. They contain fructose, a form of natural sugar in them. However, consuming only the fruit can cause glucose spikes as they have a lot of sweetness in a small bite.

Stop Worrying and Have Dates in These Easy Ways!
• Pair dates with almonds, walnuts, peanut butter or mixed seeds. It helps to slow down the absorption of sugar into your bloodstream.
• Portion control is the mantra! Have 5–6 dates per day. Remember, they have an excess amount of sugar.
• Choose fresh dates, whole dates. Fresh dates have a lower glycemic index than dried dates.
• Dates can be consumed as pre-workout snacks. They can also be added to your breakfast porridge or cereal. It’s important to note that dates work better as a snack than as a part of a heavy meal.

Dates contain fibre, which helps in the slower absorption of sugar into the bloodstream, thereby reducing a spike in glucose levels. However, controlling the intake of dates per day can improve glucose metabolism and help maintain a good weight.

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