Nutrition 1 MIN READ

Raisin’ the Bar: How to enjoy Dried Fruit without the blood sugar spikes!

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Dried fruits are a convenient and popular snack that offers a variety of essential vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients. They can be a healthy addition to any diet due to their high fibre and antioxidant content. Additionally, they contain simple carbohydrates or sugars that are easily digested and absorbed by the body.

Dry fruits snacking for healthy glucose goals
• To improve the variety of nuts in your diet, consider incorporating almonds, cashews, and walnuts while reducing your intake of figs.
• Try adding dried fruit to a whey protein smoothie. You can also consume dried fruits separately paired with protein. This will give excellent stability in blood sugar levels.
• Dried fruits are high in carbohydrates, so be mindful of portion sizes.
• You may add dried fruits to meals, such as salads, oatmeal, or yoghurt, to balance the overall nutrient content and add fibre.
• They can be mixed with nuts and seeds for a trail mix, or used as a natural sweetener in baked goods.

When we consume dried fruit, the simple carbs are easily absorbed causing blood sugar spikes. The concentrated sugar content in some high-GI dried fruits can lead to a hyperglycemic response. Nevertheless, they are a healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth whilst getting valuable nutrients and health benefits.

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