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Savoring Chocolate Ice Cream While Keeping Your Blood Sugar In Check!

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Ice cream is a delicious dessert loved by almost everyone. A popular ice cream flavour is chocolate ice cream. But it is frowned upon by people trying to watch out for their blood sugar levels. Ice creams are rich in free sugars that can cause a spike in blood sugar. Chocolate contains added sugar, which leads to hyperglycaemia. Mindful optimisation can make this dessert healthier.

A mindful approach to eating ice cream
• Practice portion control. A small scoop of chocolate ice cream once every three weeks can help manage your glucose levels.
• Choose nut-based ice creams like choco hazelnut, coffee walnut or Kesar almond.
• You may opt for sugar-free or low-sugar, dairy-based ice cream to steer clear of the glucose spikes caused by free sugars.
• Consider having ice cream after a protein-rich meal to regulate glucose levels.
• Consider having dark chocolate versions (70-80%) which are also rich in antioxidants.

Carbohydrates in ice cream negatively impact blood sugar. Consuming only 1/4th of such sweet treats compared to your usual intake helps with portion control. Ice creams with artificial sweeteners like aspartame, mannitol, or sorbitol are less likely to raise blood sugar levels than other sweeteners.

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