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Sugar surge: How brownie affects blood glucose

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Brownies are a dessert that many people enjoy. High in sugar and carbohydrates, brownies can affect blood glucose levels. When you eat brownies, your blood sugar levels instantly rise. This triggers the pancreas to release more insulin. Insulin quickly carries the sugar out of your body, so your blood sugar levels fall dramatically. This leads to high glucose variability. Thus, brownies cannot be considered a part of a healthy diet.

Stabilising glucose levels with the uncontrollable cravings
• Opt for dark chocolates (more than 70-80% cocoa). These are rich in antioxidants and help lower diabetes risk.
• Try mixing chocolate with nuts and seeds. The fat and protein content slows down the glucose release in the blood and maintains blood sugar levels.
• Try minimising the intake. Relish on a small piece to satisfy your taste buds. This will prevent a sharp spike in glucose levels.
• Try to eat only ¼th portion of what you normally consume.

Brownies have lesser nutritional benefits. But in certain combinations (for example, mango), it has health benefits such as anti-diabetic and weight loss properties. Gluten-free brownies are also lower in their glycemic index. This has a favourable impact on blood glucose.

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