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Macaroni Metrics: Measuring the Impact of Pasta on Glucose Levels

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Macaroni is pasta made from durum wheat flour that can raise blood glucose levels. When Macaroni is consumed, the body breaks down the carbohydrates into glucose, which is absorbed into the bloodstream. This causes the blood sugar level to rise. Additionally, Macaroni has a high glycemic index, which can cause a rapid spike in blood sugar levels.

Optimising Macaroni without impacting blood sugar levels
• Try portion control. Stick to a serving size of around 1/2 to 1 cup of cooked Macaroni, and pair it with healthy proteins and fats to help slow down the absorption of carbohydrates.
• Try alternative flour options, such as almond flour, or specific low-carbohydrate options, such as Shirataki noodles.
• To balance the glucose load of the meal, try adding protein sources such as cottage cheese and chicken.

Additionally, Macaroni is a processed food often contains added sugars, which can further increase blood sugar levels. Furthermore, the lack of fibre in Macaroni can also rapidly raise blood sugar levels as fibre slows down glucose absorption in the bloodstream. Hence, it is essential to consume macaroni in moderation.

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