Nutrition 1 MIN READ

Pizza without the spike: Enjoying Margherita without the guilt

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Margherita pizza is a type of pizza that typically consists of a tomato sauce base, mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil. While pizza is generally high in carbohydrates and can lead to a spike in blood sugar levels, the specific impact of Margherita pizza on glucose levels can depend on several factors, such as portion size and individual tolerance to carbohydrates.

Ways to Make Margherita Pizza Healthier for Blood Sugar Control
• Avoid eating pizza on an empty stomach, as this can cause a more rapid increase in blood sugar levels. Instead, you can have a small snack or a salad before eating pizza.
• Consider adding extra veggies and protein-source toppings to help slow down carbohydrate absorption and keep you feeling fuller for longer.
• To help prevent postprandial sugar spikes, you may drink a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar diluted in a cup of water 5-10 minutes before eating pizza.
• Consider taking a 10-minute walk after eating pizza to help promote blood sugar control and boost metabolism.

The refined wheat flour used to make Margherita pizza base is a high GI food that contains almost nil fibres, which gets digested quickly and causes blood sugar spikes. The key to making Margherita pizza diabetes-friendly is by increasing its fibre and protein content by adding lots of veggies and protein-rich toppings. Replacing refined flour with those containing complex carbohydrates is also very helpful.

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