Nutrition 1 MIN READ

Egg-citing Science: Do Chapati and Omelette Affect Glucose Metabolism?

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Widely considered a healthy breakfast option, let’s see how chapati and omelette fare on the carbohydrate load. Egg omelettes are high in protein content and when combined with chapatis make for a balanced meal. But, we must also consider that chapatis are made of atta (wheat) which has a medium glycemic index of 46.

Optimize the Chapati and Omelette
• Instead of atta, try making chapatis with almond flour or add fibre to the meal by adding 1- 1.5 tsp of psyllium husk. These are complex carbs with a good amount of fibre which makes them easy to digest and will also not cause spikes in blood sugar.
• Try adding a side salad. Have the fibre-rich salad first, followed by protein-rich eggs, and limit the bread intake to cut down on carbs.
• In addition to the protein and carbs, try adding healthy fats like cheese to the meal. This will stabilize the sugar spikes as the overall carb load of the meal gets reduced.

The chapati is a good source of carbohydrates and fiber. Egg omelette is rich in protein and essential nutrients like choline and vitamin B12. Chapati and egg omelette when combined with healthy fats and vegetables is a healthy breakfast option. Chapati has a medium to high glycemic index which can cause spikes in sugar. Adding fats and fibre flattens the glycemic curve.

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