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Morning Boost or Blood Sugar Bust? The Connection between Filter Coffee, Masala Dosa, and Glucose Control

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Eating a South-Indian breakfast without indulging in authentic filter coffee with masala dosa is criminal, some would say! Masala dosa is a carbohydrate-rich dish. The dosa is prepared with fermented rice and lentil batter. The batter is then cooked on a hot griddle and topped with a spicy potato filling. The filling contains onions, chilli peppers, and other spices, which can increase the carbohydrate content. While filtered coffee itself does not contain sugar, if sugar is added, it can lead to blood sugar elevation. Additionally, coffee contains caffeine, which can affect insulin sensitivity, and if consumed in excess, may lead to blood sugar dysregulation.

Optimise your masala dosa and filtered coffee meal
• Try switching the dosa batter with the low-carb dosa batter.
• Consider adding psyllium husk (ground in a mixer) to slow the release of glucose into the bloodstream.
• Opt for plain dosa in combination with solid protein curry to stabilise spikes.
• Say no to added sugar or additives to the filter coffee.

Masala dosa is made with rice flour, a simple carbohydrate that can cause a rapid increase in blood sugar levels due to its high glycemic index (GI). The starches from the potato in the masala filling can also contribute to sugar spikes. Masala dosa can be a healthy food choice when consumed in moderation and as part of a balanced meal.

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