Nutrition 1 MIN READ

Soy what?!: Here’s how to eat this heart-healthy food without causing a sugar spike

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Soya chunks contain 52 grams of protein per 100-gram serving and are a good source of fibre, calcium, and iron. Oh, and they’re also rich in isoflavones — a chemical compound that may prevent a rise in your blood glucose levels.
This makes it the ideal food for fitness enthusiasts — well, in most cases.
If you pair it with a high-glycemic carb like roti or white rice, it could cause spikes in blood sugar. Hence, it’s best to exercise caution when consuming it as part of a meal.

Soy what you want: The ultimate guide to food optimisations
• You may combine soya chunks with non-starchy veggies; it’ll allow you to see greater glucose stability owing to a macro-powerhouse composition.
• Try to avoid pairing soya chunks with high glycemic carbs like roti or white rice as they could increase the risk of metabolic syndrome.
• Try to follow the food flow; fibre + protein + complex carbs + healthy fats.

Soya chunks are a nutrient-rich food — one that’s super versatile in cooking everything from gravies to appetizers. So, as long as you avoid pairing it with carb-heavy sides like white rice, it’ll help you maintain decent blood glucose levels while adding lots — and we mean LOTS — of value to your diet.

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