Nutrition 1 MIN READ

Snack Your Way To Better Health: Apples and Peanut Butter For Glucose Management

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Apples and peanut butter make a delicious snack and a nutrient-dense option. Peanuts have a low glycemic index (GI) and a high magnesium content. A diet high in magnesium protects you from rising sugar levels. Meanwhile, apples contain polyphenols that aid in slowing down blood sugar absorption. However, eating more than half an apple can lead to sugar spikes. This is because of the presence of simple sugars like fructose.

Maximising Your Snack: Tips for Optimal Glucose Control with Apples and Peanut Butter
• Try incorporating natural peanut butter into your breakfast to prevent swings in your blood sugar levels.
• Apples have a low GI but contain glucose and fructose, which can raise blood sugar levels. Hence, to maintain a proper balance, you can eat only half an apple.
• You may combine an apple and peanut butter with a protein smoothie to create a balanced meal.
• You can also add nuts to this snack to keep you full longer.

The fibre in apples is a gel-like substance that slows down the digestion of food. Your body breaks down protein and fat more slowly when you eat peanut butter. Thus, controlling your sugar levels in both cases. Hence, eating the two together balances blood glucose levels more effectively than either food alone.

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