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Litchi: The Secret to Sweetness without the Sugar Rush

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Litchi is a delicious fruit with a sweet reputation, but how does it impact your glucose metabolism? Litchi contains a good amount of sugar; it also has a high water and fibre content which aids in preventing sudden spikes in blood sugar. So go ahead and indulge in this tasty fruit, but remember to enjoy it in moderation for optimal health benefits!

Tips to Enjoy Litchi While Staying Healthy
• Be mindful of portion sizes and avoid overindulging in litchi, even if it’s a healthy fruit.
• Try to combine litchi with foods high in fibre and protein, such as nuts, nut butter or mixed seeds, to slow down the absorption of sugar.
• Opt for fresh litchi instead of canned or dried varieties, which may contain added sugar.
• Avoid pairing litchi with other fruits to prevent a carb overload.

The litchi intake does not cause significant spikes in glucose levels because it is a low glycemic index (GI) and low glycemic load (GL) fruit. Additionally, litchi is rich in water, which helps to reduce the spike in glucose levels when taken. Therefore, consuming litchi in moderation is unlikely to cause dramatic spikes in glucose levels.

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