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Pear-fectly Safe: Enjoying Pears without Spiking Your Blood Sugar

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Pears have a low glycemic index (GI) and are a good source of carbohydrates, fibre and other nutrients, which may have an impact on glucose metabolism. The association between pear consumption and glucose metabolism has been studied, with some research suggesting that consuming pears may help regulate blood sugar levels, prevent glucose spikes and improve insulin sensitivity.

You can eat pears without a glucose spike by
• Pairing with apple, nuts or nut butter (almond, peanut)
• Pear is a Low GI fruit but contains fruit sugar such as fructose which can cause glucose to spike when eaten alone. Combining it with a fat protein source will help in reducing the spike.
• It may be eating with greek yoghurt in a small portion size

Pears can slow down the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream and help regulate blood glucose levels. Studies have also shown that consuming pears may improve insulin sensitivity and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. Additionally, the polyphenols in pears may have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects that can benefit overall metabolic health. Overall, incorporating pears into a balanced diet may have a positive impact on glucose metabolism.

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