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How Sugars at the End of Meals Can Stabilise Your Glucose Response

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Consuming sugars on an empty stomach can cause sudden spikes in blood glucose levels. The body may not have enough insulin to maintain healthy glucose levels. It is suggested that it is best to have sugars at the end of meals. This may improve your post-prandial glucose levels. However, moderation is still the key.

Sugars at the end of meals: Strategies for better glucose response
• Consider swapping out sugary desserts for fruit or a small piece of dark chocolate. This will reduce the sugar load.
• Try incorporating post-meal walks to help regulate glucose levels.
• Practice portion control when having desserts. This will reduce sugar intake and act as a moderating technique.
• Try to avoid consuming sugary drinks like sodas or fruit juices, as they can cause sudden spikes in glucose levels.
• You can try low-sugar or no-sugar desserts made with whole fruits and nuts.

Sugars at the end of meals can promote a sense of contentment. They signal fullness to the brain preventing cravings. Sugars release tryptophan, an amino acid. This helps in the production of serotonin in the body. Serotonin makes you feel calmer and contented. It also aids in digestion which can improve your post-meal glucose response.

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