Nutrition 1 MIN READ

Latte Love and Glucose Woes: Navigating Your Coffee Fix

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Consuming a latte of coffee containing caffeine and dairy may temporarily affect glucose metabolism. Also, caffeine has been shown to increase blood sugar levels while triggering the stress hormone (Cortisol) . At the same time, dairy products may also bring a spike in blood glucose levels with milk sugar lactose. However, the specific impact of a latte on glucose metabolism can vary depending on individual factors such as genetics, overall diet, and physical activity level.

Optimising your latte intake to decrease glucose fluctuations
• Try to opt for low-fat milk/ no milk to minimize the fat content and calories in your latte.
• Consider using a sugar substitute such as stevia or Splenda instead of regular sugar.
• Consider pairing your latte with a balanced meal or snack with protein, fibre, and healthy fats.
• Consider consuming beverages like herbal teas, tea that is caffeine free as a replacement.
• Try decaffeinated coffee with less caffeine that does not affect blood glucose levels.

Some individuals may experience a drop in blood sugar levels below 70mg/dl (hypoglycemia). This happens because latte coffee contains caffeine and sugar that spikes blood glucose. A rapid drop follows it. Also, It is recommended to add soy/almond milk to latte coffee.

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