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How to Savor Shawarma Sensibly Without Spiking Glucose Levels

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Shawarma is a popular Middle Eastern dish often high in calories, fat, and carbohydrates, which can significantly impact glucose metabolism. The high glycaemic index score of shawarma can cause a rapid increase in blood glucose levels. This makes shawarma a less desirable food choice for those with diabetes or those at risk of developing the condition.

Optimise the consumption of shawarma
• Consider choosing a whole wheat or low-carb wrap, as the wrap is usually the largest source of carbohydrates in shawarma.
• You may load up on vegetables such as lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and cucumbers that can help increase the fibre content of your meal.
• Consider choosing lean protein like chicken or turkey as they won’t raise blood sugar levels as much as fatty meats like beef or lamb.
• Consider consuming shawarma in moderation.

The composition of your shawarma, portion size, and frequency of consumption all play a role in how it affects your blood sugar levels. A balanced diet, nutrient-dense foods, and regular physical activity maintain healthy glucose metabolism. So occasionally treat yourself to a delicious shawarma, but fuel your body with all the good stuff.

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