Nutrition 1 MIN READ

Savour the Sweetness of a Strawberry Smoothie with a Little Optimisation!

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Strawberries are a good source of dietary fibre and antioxidants linked to improved glucose metabolism. Consuming strawberries may help to lower blood sugar levels and improve insulin sensitivity. However, it’s important to note that the overall impact of a strawberry smoothie on glucose metabolism will depend on the other ingredients used in the smoothie and the quantity consumed.

A Healthy Smoothie on offer
• Consider using nut milk instead of regular milk, and include healthy fats like avocado or nut butter.
• Try to use low-glycemic sweeteners like stevia or monk fruit extract
• You can exercise portion control while having a strawberry smoothie
• Try to pair the smoothie with a balanced meal or snack to regulate blood sugar levels throughout the day.

Consuming a strawberry smoothie, or any fruit smoothie can cause a spike in blood glucose levels due to the natural sugars present in the fruit. This is particularly important for individuals who wish to keep their glucose levels in check.

In addition to fruit sugars, milk sugars (lactose) can also contribute to a spike in blood glucose levels. Milk is often used as a base for smoothies, which means that the combination of fruit and milk can further lead to hyperglycemia.

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