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Healthy Breakfast Delight: Enjoy Curd and Poha Without Spiking Glucose

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Poha is a flattened rice dish that is commonly eaten for breakfast in India. Poha and curd make for an exciting and delicious combination. However, the flattened white rice flakes (poha) can cause a blood sugar spike and insulin responses post-ingestion because of their high glycaemic index (GI). The combination of protein and fibre in curd can slow down the absorption of carbohydrates in poha, which can help to prevent spikes in blood glucose levels.

Optimising curd and poha for stable blood sugar
• Opt for portion control of 30 grams.
• Pair curd with alternate breakfast options with low GI like cauliflower upma.
• Try to avoid adding sugar to poha and consider using less oil for cooking.

It’s important to note that the impact of poha and curd on blood glucose levels can vary depending on factors such as portion size, individual metabolism and other foods consumed alongside them. To prevent blood sugar spikes from poha, control the portion sizes and try pairing it with low-fat curd.

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