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Smart snacking: How to Enjoy Almonds, Bananas, and Walnuts without Raising Blood Sugar

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Almonds, bananas, and walnuts are healthy foods as they have a positive effect on blood glucose. However, bananas are a simple carb that can cause hyperglycemia. But the healthy fats & fiber in walnuts and almonds change the glycemic index of the meal and help manage glucose spikes. Therefore, this trio should be consumed as part of a healthy diet.

Snack your way to stable blood sugar
• Consider eating raw, plain almonds without salt or added sugars. They are a good source of healthy fat and fibre.
• You can add bananas, almonds, and walnuts to your whey protein shake. This will slow the absorption of glucose into your bloodstream.
• Try to choose bananas that are still green. They have a lower glycemic index than overripe bananas due to higher resistance starch content in the green bananas.
• You can opt for a small banana or limit the portion that you consume.

Almonds and walnuts are rich in protein, healthy fats, and antioxidants, whereas bananas are rich in fibre. All these combined have been shown to improve blood glucose. Therefore, it is recommended to add almonds, bananas, and walnuts to a balanced diet.

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