Nutrition 1 MIN READ

Sip, don’t slip: Managing glucose metabolism with Cold Coffee Protein Milkshake

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Cold coffee protein milkshakes can have varying effects on glucose metabolism depending on the ingredients used. Adding high glycemic index sweeteners or using regular milk instead of a low-fat option can lead to glucose spikes while incorporating protein can help slow down the release of glucose into the bloodstream.

Optimize Your Cold Coffee Protein Milkshake For Better Glucose Response
• Use unsweetened or low-sugar protein powder and non-dairy milk (e.g., almond milk) to avoid excess sugar intake.
• Instead of adding ice cream or sugar, consider adding natural sweeteners like stevia or dates to keep the shake low in sugar.
• Try using decaf coffee instead of regular coffee to avoid the potential glucose spike caused by caffeine.
• Consider using unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk to reduce the amount of added sugars in the shake.

The addition of protein to a cold coffee milkshake can help regulate glucose metabolism by stimulating insulin secretion, which can lead to a drop in blood glucose levels. However, additives such as ice cream or added sugar may lead to hyperglycemia, and consuming caffeinated coffee may cause a spike in blood glucose levels due to the effects of caffeine on cortisol secretion. Opting for decaf coffee and avoiding added sugars can help optimize the glucose response to this drink.

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