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From Sugar Highs To Steady Energy: How To Drink Chocolate Milk Without Hyperglycemia

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Chocolate milk can affect your glucose levels depending on your insulin sensitivity and when and how much is consumed. In most cases, the high sugar content of chocolate milk can cause a rapid increase in blood glucose levels. However, the protein and fat in chocolate milk can slow down the absorption of sugar, resulting in a more gradual increase in blood glucose levels.

Manage hyperglycemia with a healthier and tastier substitute
• Choose a sugar-free hot cocoa mix made with high-quality cocoa powder without added sugars or artificial sweeteners.
• Consider using unsweetened plant-based milk such as almond, soy, or oat milk to reduce the sugar content and avoid lactose intolerance issues.
• Try using plant-based sweeteners like stevia and monk fruit in moderation to enhance the taste without causing an increase in blood sugar levels.
• Consider adding natural sweetness with spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or ginger.

Hot cocoa nullifies the effect of high sugar levels when consumed in moderation and made with sugar-free or low-sugar ingredients. In addition, cocoa contains flavanols, which have been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and reduce inflammation, which can help regulate blood sugar levels. Additionally, the protein and fat in plant-based milk can slow down sugar absorption, further helping to control blood glucose levels.

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