Nutrition 1 MIN READ

Noodle Around with Chowmein: How to Keep Your Glucose in Check!

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Chowmein is a type of noodle dish that is often high in carbohydrates, which can affect glucose metabolism. Consuming a lot of high-carbohydrate foods like chowmein regularly can potentially affect their glucose metabolism, especially if they have an underlying condition like diabetes or insulin resistance. However, consuming chowmein in moderation as part of a balanced diet is unlikely to have a significant impact on glucose metabolism in healthy individuals.

Ways to minimise the bad effects of Chow mein Chinese noodles
• Try to consume noodles made with millet, sided with veggies like cabbage, capsicum and carrots.
• Consider keeping a portion control on the millet noodles by adding fewer noodles to ensure fewer carbohydrates and more protein content by using chicken, eggs or cheese.
• Using shirataki noodles or konjac noodles instead of regular noodles is a good idea since they have a low glycemic index.

Chowmein typically contains processed white noodles made from refined flour, also known as maida, which have a high glycemic index (GI).
Consuming large amounts of refined carbohydrates such as maida can cause rapid spikes in blood sugar levels, leading to hyperglycemia. Hyperglycemia can negatively impact glucose metabolism and increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes over time.

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