Nutrition 1 MIN READ

How to Satisfy Your Cake Cravings Without Triggering Hyperglycemia

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Cake is a high-carbohydrate food that can cause a rapid increase in blood glucose levels, especially in people with impaired glucose tolerance. Most cake recipes contain refined flour and sugar, which are quickly broken down into glucose and absorbed into the bloodstream. Hence, it is important to choose recipes that are low in carbohydrates and sugar or to modify recipes to help regulate blood glucose levels.

How to optimise cake
• Practice portion control when enjoying cake.
• Try baking it at home using almond flour and desiccated coconut instead of refined wheat flour for a better glucose response.
• You may replace sugar with stevia to reduce calories and avoid blood sugar spikes.
• Considering pairing your cake with green tea can also help regulate blood sugar levels.

The cake is a high glycemic index food that can lead to blood sugar spikes and weight gain. In people with impaired glucose tolerance, the body’s ability to produce or use insulin effectively is compromised, resulting in high blood glucose levels. This can lead to a host of health problems if left uncontrolled. To optimise cakes without affecting blood glucose levels, it is necessary to modify the ingredients or preparation method to reduce the glycemic impact of the cake.

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