Nutrition 1 MIN READ

Sponge Cake Nirvana: Indulge without Blood Sugar Woes

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Made from refined flour, sponge cake is high in simple carbs and added sugars. The body converts the carbohydrates and sugar in the cake to glucose, which is released into the bloodstream, causing spikes in blood sugar. Eating a lot of refined carbs can result in high blood sugar and this in turn, can lead to health problems. Frequent blood sugar spikes can cause hyperglycemia in individuals.

How to Eat your cake for better glucose response?
• You can substitute refined flour in the sponge cakes with low-carb flour such as almond, coconut or whole-grain flour.
• Try using natural sweeteners such as stevia, agave nectar, honey or monk fruit instead of sugar can help to reduce blood sugar spikes.
• You can also add nuts to the sponge cake. The unsaturated fatty acids in the nuts can help to slow down the release of glucose and manage the spike in blood sugar.

When made with traditional ingredients like flour, eggs, sugar and butter, sponge cake can cause your blood sugar levels to skyrocket. But sponge cake can be enjoyed by all, in moderation, provided these hacks are followed. Also, make sure that the cake is ideally sugar-free or low-sugar, low-fat and low-carb.

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