Nutrition 1 MIN READ

Relish Layers of Ice Cream Cake Without Toppling Glucose Metabolism

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Ice cream cake is predominantly stacked layers of simple carbs and refined sugar, particularly in the form of glucose and sucrose. This can lead to spikes in blood sugar levels and may contribute to hyperglycemia. On the other hand, the fat present can slow down the absorption of carbohydrates and may lead to a more gradual release of glucose into the bloodstream. If the glucose levels trend too low, it can result in a flatter glucose response and may even cause hypoglycaemia.

Ways to optimise ice cream cake for healthy eating
• Decadent desserts like ice cream cake will alter the glucose level tremendously, so try to stick to small portions. 
• Try using sugar-free versions with stevia or other natural plant-based sweetening substitutes. 
• Try replacing the all-purpose flour with fibre-rich, low-carb options like almond or coconut flour. 
• Steer away from using candy bits, caramel melts or cookies in the layers. Replace with healthy substitutes like berries, nuts, fruits or crisped cereals. 
• Have carb-rich desserts after a protein and fibre-rich meal to keep the sugar levels balanced. 

Ice cream cake contains calcium and vitamins but is stuffed with a hefty dose of fats and added sugars. To prevent a sugar crash, prepare your ice cream cake at home, or get it custom-made by a home baker. Let your taste buds drown in the flavour without drowning your glucose levels.

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