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Sipping Smarter: Mastering the Art of Coffee for Blood Glucose Management

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

For many people, coffee is a daily ritual that provides a much-needed energy boost. However, the caffeine and sugar content in coffee can cause a rapid increase in blood sugar levels. Caffeine stimulates the release of certain hormones, like adrenaline and cortisol, which can cause your liver to release glucose into your bloodstream. This increase in glucose can lead to a temporary spike in blood sugar levels.

Some tips for better blood sugar control with coffee
• You may opt for decaffeinated coffee to avoid caffeine-induced glucose spikes.
• Try experimenting with caffeine-free alternatives like chamomile or herbal teas.
• It’s crucial to monitor your glucose levels when drinking coffee, as it can sometimes cause hypoglycemia (blood sugar below 70 mg/dL).
• Consider drinking coffee without milk to avoid sugar spikes caused by lactose.

Caffeine can cause a short-term blood sugar spike, but it may also improve insulin sensitivity and glucose uptake in muscles, which can lead to better glucose control over time. Avoid consuming too much at once to optimise caffeine’s benefits and pair it with exercise and a balanced diet.

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