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Lentils: The superfood solution for blood sugar spikes

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Adding a bowl of lentils or chickpeas could save you from the complications of high glucose levels; thus, it is only wise to consider and adapt. Lentils and pulses are rich in protein. They slow the digestion and release of sugars found in starch into the bloodstream, helping avoid glucose spikes.

How to include lentils in your diet for maximum benefit
• Try to include lentils/pulses in a meal. This will help in balancing out the macros and the overall glucose load of the meal by adding it in the right proportions.
• You can consume them in combination with other starches as part of a larger meal.
• Consider adding them to your bowl of salad.
• Try to combine sprouted lentils with some veggies and herbs and eat them as a mid-morning snack.

Lentils are a great source of both plant protein and dietary fibre that moderate your blood cholesterol and blood sugar while promoting a sense of fullness. The proteins in lentils help in providing satiety and reducing the glucose curve. Hence, lentils in combination with carbs are the best way to maintain a balanced diet.

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