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Managing Hyperglycemia: Navigating the Temptation of Zaatar Manakish

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Zaatar Manakish is a popular Middle-Eastern flatbread. It is typically made with refined white flour. The flour base is usually topped with a mixture of thyme, sumac and sesame seeds. The toppings of Zaatar Manakish contain nutrients that help balance glucose levels. But, it is important to consider the impact of refined flour on blood sugar levels.

How to optimally consume Zaatar Manakish
• Consider having only half a Zaatar Manakish per serving. You can pair this with a cooked protein, such as chicken shish taouk or grilled cottage cheese.
• Consider making Zaatar Manakish using different types of flour. For example, almond or other such low-carb flour.
• You can also make a bread-free version of Zaatar Manakish. This can be done by cooking chicken or cottage cheese in Zaatar spices.

The refined flour base of the Zaatar Manakish has a lot of carbohydrates. It also lacks fibre. Consuming it can make it difficult for the body to regulate blood glucose. Also, refined white flour ranks high on the glycemic index. It is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream and can cause a spike in blood glucose.

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