Nutrition 1 MIN READ

Mastering the art of eating fried chicken: Tips for controlling blood sugar levels.

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Fried chicken is a high-calorie, high-fat food. When we consume fried chicken, our body breaks down the carbohydrates and fats from the food into glucose, which enters the bloodstream and raises blood sugar levels. The process of frying can also alter the protein in the chicken. This may result in a poor glycemic score. You can also get a poor score if you eat fried chicken with simple carbs. So, how you eat fried chicken can cause a rapid spike in blood sugar levels, followed by a sharp drop in glucose levels, leading to hypoglycemia.

Enjoying fried chicken without the blood sugar spike
• Opt for skinless, boneless chicken breasts instead of dark meat or fried chicken.
• Include a side salad or a serving of non-starchy vegetables in your meal.
• Add 30 grams of grains like small millet roti as an accompaniment and a source of complex carbohydrates.
• Consider choosing grilled or baked chicken instead of fried chicken.

The consumption of fried foods like fried chicken has been associated with an increased risk of obesity and insulin resistance, which can further worsen glucose metabolism. While fried chicken can be a tasty treat, it is necessary to consume it in moderation. Combine it with other healthy foods to maintain healthy glucose levels.

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