Nutrition 1 MIN READ

Java Genius: How a Splash of Almond Milk Makes Coffee a Blood Sugar-Balancing Superhero

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Caffeine in coffee can increase blood glucose levels, potentially leading to hyperglycemia in some individuals. This effect is thought to occur due to caffeine’s ability to stimulate the release of hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol, which can trigger the liver to release glucose into the bloodstream. However, the degree to which caffeine affects blood glucose levels can vary depending on individual factors such as insulin sensitivity and the amount of caffeine consumed.

Optimising your coffee to reduce the blood glucose fluctuations
• You can use unsweetened almond milk with black coffee instead of regular milk. Unsweetened almond milk has less than one gram of carbohydrates per cup. This can help in reducing blood sugar fluctuations.
• Try avoiding adding sugar or high glycemic index sweeteners to coffee.
• Consider consuming coffee after meals to minimise the impact on blood glucose levels.
• You can experiment with alternative caffeine like tea and lemon tea.
• Try using caffeine-free beverages like herbal teas.

Caffeine can cause blood sugar fluctuations by increasing the release of hormones that trigger the liver to release glucose into the bloodstream. Coffee with unsweetened almond milk may help in reducing blood sugar levels as almond milk contains healthy fats and protein, which can slow down the absorption of glucose and help stabilise blood sugar levels.

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