Nutrition 1 MIN READ

Fruitful Tips: How to Enjoy Fruits without Spiking Your Blood Sugar

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

An apple a day keeps the doctor away! We’ve all heard this, but are all fruits the same? Which is the best fruit to have, and at what time? Which one is a healthier option for us, considering the glucose spikes? While fruits are generally considered healthy, some may have a higher glycemic index (GI) and impact glucose metabolism differently.

Optimise Fruit Consumption to Prevent Glucose Spikes
• Choose fruits with a low glycemic index, such as berries, apples, and citrus fruits.
• Pair fruits like figs or mangoes with fat and protein sources like nuts, mixed seeds or nut butter to help slow down blood sugar absorption.
• Avoid having fruits with or immediately after meals.
• Portion control is significant – try and have only one fruit at a time.
• Take a 10-minute walk after fruit consumption to lower your blood sugar.

Fruits are considered a healthy food choice due to their rich nutrient profile and high fibre content. However, some fruits are also high in carbohydrates and natural sugars, which lead to glucose spikes. The impact of fruit consumption on glucose metabolism depends on several factors, such as the type and quantity consumed, individual metabolic rate, and underlying health conditions. So choose your fruit wisely and live a healthier life!

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