Nutrition 1 MIN READ

Sushi and Blood Sugar: Enjoy your favourite rolls without the Spike

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Sushi is a popular Japanese dish with sticky rice, fish or seafood, and other ingredients such as vegetables and seaweed. However, the sticky rice used in sushi has a high glycemic index, which can cause rapid blood sugar spikes. This can be problematic for people with diabetes or prediabetes. However, with a few tweaks, you can enjoy your sushi without the adverse effects on your blood sugar.

Optimise your Sushi Meal for Better Glucose Response
• Choose fish or avocado sushi for added protein or fat, which can slow down the digestion of the sticky rice and prevent blood sugar spikes.
• Pair your sushi with a side of vegetable salad and a protein-rich source, such as edamame or grilled chicken, to make it a complete meal.
• Start your meal with a fibre-rich salad to control your blood sugar, then follow the food flow of fibre, protein, and complex carbs.

The glycemic index measures how quickly a food can raise blood sugar levels. The higher the glycemic index, the faster the rise in blood sugar. Studies have shown that high-GI meals can increase the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. You can reap the health benefits of this delicious dish by making simple adjustments to your sushi meal.

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