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Ice Pops: From Sweet Satisfaction to Blood Glucose Spikes

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

An ice pop, also known as a popsicle, is a frozen treat typically made from a sweetened and flavoured liquid that is frozen on a stick and consumed on a hot summer day. Ice pops can alter blood glucose levels like any other carbohydrate-containing food or beverage.
If an ice pop includes significant amounts of sugar, it can result in a quick spike in blood glucose levels, resulting in hyperglycemia.

Beat the heat and blood sugar spikes with these ice pop hacks
• Try making ice pops at home with stevia or plant sweeteners, as they do not impact blood glucose levels.
• Consider checking the label for ingredients. Avoid pops containing sugar, corn syrup or high fructose corn syrup as they may increase blood glucose levels.

If you’re looking to avoid sudden spikes in your blood glucose levels, it’s important to regulate both the amount and frequency of ice pop consumption. While ice pops may have a moderate glycaemic index of 60, their high carbohydrate content can make them unsuitable for regular consumption, leading to elevated glucose levels. It’s a good idea to limit your intake of ice pops to manage your blood glucose levels better and maintain good health.

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