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Spicing Up Your Meal Plan: Enjoying Thai Red Curry and White Rice Without Blood Sugar Spikes

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Thai red curry is a delicious and popular dish that is enjoyed worldwide. Paired with white rice, it is a staple in many households. However, the meal has a low food score due to the high glycemic index of white rice (82).

Optimising the nutritional value of Thai red curry and white rice
• Try to control the portion of white rice.
• Consider starting with 50g of rice and increasing it gradually over time. It can help to manage the impact on blood sugar levels.
• Consider switching to low-carb options like black rice or cauliflower rice, which have a lower GI score.
• Try to remove the water from the rice and let it sit overnight. This converts some of the starches in the rice to resistant starches, which are slower to digest and have a lower impact on blood sugar levels.

Resistant starches have been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and lower postprandial blood glucose levels. Thai red curry with white rice is a meal high in nutritional value, albeit the simple carbs in white rice can cause hyperglycemia. So, use the above optimisations to make the meal an even more wholesome one without the blood sugar spikes.

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