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Fig-ure out your sugar metabolism: Tips for optimising fig consumption

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Figs are delicious and nutritious fruits that can provide many health benefits. Firstly, it is important to understand that figs contain simple carbohydrates that can cause a hyperglycemic response. But figs are also a good source of vitamins and minerals, including potassium, magnesium and calcium. These nutrients can help promote a healthy blood sugar balance and provide many other health benefits.

Eat figs without bothering about a sugar spike
• Try combining figs and nuts to make a balanced snack full of carbohydrates and protein.
• Figs can help keep you full and satisfied for longer. This makes fig a healthy alternative to sugary or processed snacks.
• Adding figs to a whey protein smoothie or consuming them separately with a source of protein can also help stabilise your glucose levels. That’s because the protein will slow down the absorption of the simple sugars in the figs. And that will prevent a rapid spike in glucose levels.

If you wish to optimise your fig consumption for glucose control, decrease the number of figs. Figs have a moderate glycemic index (GI) due to their natural sugar content. Try consuming them with a mix of nuts like walnuts, cashews, etc. for a healthy balance.

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