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Enjoy masala onion poha without a glucose spike

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Masala onion poha is a popular Indian dish made with flattened rice flakes. They have a glycemic index between 38-64, meaning masala onion poha has a high carbohydrate content. It can rapidly increase blood glucose levels beyond the range and cause a glucose crash. This can cause insulin resistance and the risk of developing metabolic disorders. Spices like turmeric and cumin may have some positive effects on glucose metabolism.

Stabilizing your glucose levels while having masala onion poha
• Try controlling the portion of poha. Start with 50 grams and check the response to your sugar levels.
• You can add a protein to your poha, like eggs.
• Try pairing your onion masala poha with a protein shake. It will change the glycemic index of your meal and improve your response.

Masala onion poha can cause a rapid spike in blood glucose levels due to its high glycemic index and carbohydrate content. While the masala spices may have some positive effects on glucose metabolism, it is important to consume them in moderation to avoid negative impacts on insulin sensitivity and other metabolic disturbances.

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