Nutrition 1 MIN READ

Scoops of Sweetness: Optimising Your Ice Cream for Glucose Control

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Ice cream bars or sticks are a popular treat. But the high amount of refined sugar causes a spike in glucose levels. This can be problematic for people with diabetes or those looking to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. In addition, the high-fat content of some ice creams may lead to hypoglycaemia as the fat content may be higher than the sugar content.

Optimise ice cream to manage glucose levels
• Controlling the portion is crucial to managing blood sugar levels while enjoying ice cream. Try sticking to a serving size of 30 grams.
• Opting for dairy-based ice creams low in sugar or sugar-free can also help keep glucose levels in check.
• Another alternative is nut-based ice creams such as choco hazelnut, coffee walnut, or Kesar almond, which are lower in sugar and offer added health benefits.
• Eating ice cream after a protein-rich meal can also help reduce the spike in blood sugar levels.

High-fat dairy products like ice cream may reduce the risk of developing glucose impairment. Compared to non-dairy sugar-based stick options, dairy-based ice creams may be a better choice for those looking to control their blood glucose levels. However, it’s important to note that moderation is key when consuming ice cream, as it is still a high-calorie and high-fat food.

Subscribe to Metablog

Get the best, most science backed, and latest in metabolic health delivered to your inbox each week.

Thank you for subscribing!

Please check your email for confirmation message.

    You can unsubscribe at any time, no hard feelings. Privacy Policy

    Loading please wait...