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Optimise Your Banana Smoothie Without Making Your blood glucose Go Bananas

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

A banana smoothie is a delicious and popular drink. Although banana is rich in fibre and has a low glycemic index (GI), it also has a high carbohydrate and sugar content. Moreover, when paired with other ingredients, the overall carb content of the smoothie can increase, causing elevated glucose levels.

Sip on Banana Smoothies Without blood sugar spikes
• Low-carb options like almond or soy milk to make your smoothie instead of regular milk or yoghurt can help prevent blood sugar spikes.
• Topping your banana smoothie with a teaspoonful of soaked chia seeds can help to increase the fibre content and prevent spikes in blood sugar.
• Adding some nut butter or soaked nuts in the smoothie can help increase the healthy fats, which are good for heart health and help regulate glucose levels.

Banana smoothies can cause raise the blood glucose level, so you can try out the healthier and more delicious option of pairing the banana with Greek yoghurt, a great protein source. This will not only help you to feel full for a longer time and help in weight loss but can also help to regulate blood sugar.

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