Nutrition 1 MIN READ

Maximising the benefits of roasted chicken: Pairing tips for optimal glucose control

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Chicken is a staple in many diets around the world. It is a healthy, low-fat source of protein. It is a good source of niacin, phosphorus and zinc. Chicken is also lean meat, which means it is low in saturated fat. Roasting chicken helps to keep it moist and tender. The skin of the roasted chicken is a good source of vitamin A.

Ways to optimise roasted chicken for glucose level management
• Try pairing roasted chicken with complex carbs like quinoa, black rice, or low-carb cauliflower rice in case of hypoglycemia. These carbs have a slower absorption rate and can help stabilise blood sugar levels.
• Pairing chicken with fibre-rich sautéed vegetables can help slow down the absorption of glucose into the bloodstream. This can help prevent a rapid increase in blood sugar levels. Consider sautéed vegetables like broccoli, spinach, or asparagus instead of simple carbs or starch.
• You may also try adding healthy fats like avocado or olive oil to roasted chicken dishes to slow down glucose absorption.

Roasted chicken’s protein content affects glucose levels. Pairing it with simple carbs causes glucose spikes, while pairing it with complex carbs or fibre-rich veggies slows down glucose absorption. Optimising pairings can lead to better control and health benefits.

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