Nutrition 0 MIN READ

Greek Salad: Tantalising flavours minus the sugar spike

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Mar 31, 2023

A Greek salad, which typically includes vegetables, olives, and feta cheese, can be healthy and nutritious. However, it’s important to note that the glycemic index of Greek salad can vary depending on the dressing used. Some dressings may contain added sugars, which can raise blood sugar levels. This could result in a poor food score due to glucose spikes. The spike caused by the dressing can negatively affect health evaluations.

How to Improvise Greek Salad with a flavourful dressing?

  • To avoid instant glucose spikes, one can opt for olive oil or lemon juice as a salad dressing
  • Try to avoid any salad dressings that have hidden sugar to prevent the issue of hyperglycemia.
  • You can also add a few chunks of tofu, paneer, or chicken to add protein to the salad.

Greek salad can cause hyperglycemia because of the additive dressings primarily responsible for spiking up blood sugar. Intake of optimised salad dressing is advisable to maintain healthy blood glucose levels. Manage hyperglycemia by consuming a high-fibre and low-carb greek salad.

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