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Souring the sweet: Exploring the relationship between buttermilk and blood sugar control

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Buttermilk is a refreshing dairy drink. When milk is churned into butter, the liquid left behind is buttermilk. It can also be made by adding water to the curd. Buttermilk scores 35 on the glycemic index (GI). Additionally, it is low in fats and calories and a good source of protein and calcium.

Optimizing buttermilk for glucose control
• Try adding non-starchy vegetables like cucumber and tomato into the buttermilk and have them as vegetable raita. This will increase the fibre content and optimize glucose levels.
• Consider having a cooked protein source, like grilled chicken or paneer, with buttermilk to reduce glucose spikes.
• You can use Greek yogurt instead of regular yogurt to make buttermilk. It has a higher protein content and lower sugar content.
• Try to have the buttermilk and some nuts like almonds or walnuts for a balanced meal that will keep you full for longer.

Buttermilk is rich in probiotic bacteria and easy to digest. The probiotics in buttermilk may help boost the immune system and improve gut health, while its nutrient-rich profile may promote hydration and boost metabolism. As a result, it is a potentially beneficial drink for individuals with diabetes or metabolic disorders.

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