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Hot Chocolate and Blood Sugar: Understanding the Link

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Are you a fan of hot chocolate? While this sweet drink is a perfect pick-me-up during cold weather, it is essential to be mindful of its sugar content. Hot chocolate typically contains simple sugars, which can raise your blood sugar levels. In addition to this, milk used in hot chocolate preparation contains lactose, a type of milk sugar that can also contribute to a spike in blood sugar levels. It is crucial to be aware of these facts, especially if you are watching your blood sugar levels.

To optimise your favourite drink, here are some tips to consider
• Try making sugar-free hot cocoa using unsweetened cocoa powder and adding plant-based sweeteners such as stevia or monk fruit for the taste.
• Try using almond or coconut milk instead of regular milk to avoid lactose.

Managing blood sugar levels is important for overall health. By making small changes, such as opting for sugar-free hot cocoa, you can still indulge in your favourite treat while keeping your blood sugar levels in check.

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