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Puttu Power: Exploring how this delicious snack can impact blood sugar

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Puttu is made from rice flour with coconut shavings. The snack is very high in simple carbs because of the white rice content, which has a high glycaemic index of around 82. Eating puttu can cause spikes in blood sugar, especially for people suffering from diabetes.

Ways to put blood sugar in place while having puttu
• You could use oats, ragi or a low-carb option such as cauliflower rice along with curd to make puttu instead of white rice.
• Try to reduce the portion of puttu you eat to manage blood sugar levels.
• Adding another source of carbohydrates, such as a fibre-rich salad, can help to keep you full for longer.
• Consider having a protein-rich food that can help to stabilise your blood sugar levels.

Puttu is an excellent source of carbs, which gives you instant energy when you need it. And, it is also gluten-free, making it ideal for gluten-sensitive people. However, to prevent blood sugar spikes, you must eat it in moderation. Fresh coconut in puttu is a good source of healthy fats that improves cholesterol levels and digestion.

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