Nutrition 0 MIN READ

Modak Mishap: Sweet Regrets and Glucose Woes

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Made from jaggery, rice flour, wheat flour & coconut water: modak satisfies our sweet cravings but also leads to a glucose spike. Jaggery is a high glycemic index food that raises blood glucose levels quickly after consumption. Additionally modak is also made with rice flour, a high glycemic index food. This means it can also cause blood glucose levels to rise quickly after consumption.

How to optimise modaks into a healthier meal?

• Try using whole grain flour, such as whole wheat or millet flour, instead of refined rice flour.
• Try using a natural sugar substitute such as dates, raisins, stevia or honey.
• Steam or bake modaks instead of frying.
• Consume in moderation.

When we eat modak, the carbohydrates in the jaggery and rice flour are broken down into glucose, which enters the bloodstream and raises blood glucose levels. Replacing these ingredients with healthy options will help keep sugar spikes in check.

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