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Indulge in Sweet Pongal Without the Sugar Spike

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Sweet Pongal is a traditional South Indian sweet dish. It is made of rice, lentils, jaggery, and ghee. It may negatively impact your blood glucose levels. This is due to its high glycemic index and sugar content. Consuming sweet pongal in limited quantities or with high-fibre foods is recommended.

Managing Blood Sugar Levels while enjoying Sweet Pongal
• Consider choosing plant sweeteners like Stevia. This will help control blood glucose intake.
• Try to change the base carbs. You can use black rice or low-GI rice. It will lower the glycemic load.
• Consider making Sweet Pongal with Shirataki noodles instead of rice. These noodles are low in carbs. They help maintain optimum blood sugar levels.

Due to the presence of rice, jaggery and sugar, sweet pongal has a high glycemic index. It can cause a rapid increase in blood sugar levels and lead to hyperglycemia. It can also lead to a surge in insulin secretion to regulate glucose metabolism. Being mindful of our sweet pongal intake is crucial.

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