Nutrition 1 MIN READ

Savour the flavour: How to enjoy mushrooms without spiking blood glucose.

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Mushroom is a superfood that ranks among the top favourite foods of fitness enthusiasts, especially those who wish to manage their blood glucose levels. The glycemic index (GI) of mushrooms is 15 and does not cause blood sugar spikes. However, mushrooms may get a low food score since some of the dressings used while preparing mushroom dishes to cause a spike.

Best ways to eat mushrooms without spiking blood sugar
• Consider removing all dressings and coatings, like flour. They are likely to spike your blood glucose.
• Try to air fry the mushrooms instead of deep frying them.
• You can add mushrooms to your salads. Try to make it balanced by adding solid proteins, such as grilled chicken or paneer, healthy fats, such as nuts, seeds or olive oil, and complex carbs, such as oats, peas, beans, etc.
• Follow the food flow of fibre > protein > complex carbs.

Mushrooms are a great food choice for those desiring weight loss as it is a low-calorie, protein-rich, high in dietary fibre and nutrition-packed food. It keeps you full for longer and avoids overeating. Research shows that mushrooms improve blood sugar metabolism by preventing insulin resistance and increasing insulin production owing to their high potassium, polysaccharides and vitamin B content.

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