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Sweet Indulgence, Sour Consequences: The Connection Between Chocolate Almonds and Blood Sugar Levels

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Chocolate-covered almonds are a delightful treat. But the combination negates the goodness of both chocolate and almonds. The simple carbs in chocolate can cause a glucose spike due to added sugar. Or if your blood sugar levels are too low, eating fatty foods can affect your meal’s glycemic index (GI). This might reduce your glucose levels even further, leading to hypoglycemia. But worry not because just a few modifications will help retain the nutritious value.

Modify your chocolate-covered almonds for glucose optimisation
• You can consider having plain almonds. Almonds are a healthy source of fibre and fat.
• Adding protein to your chocolate-covered almonds may stabilise the glucose levels. Try a whey protein smoothie with chocolate and almonds.
• Consider having dark-chocolate-covered almonds instead of milk-chocolate-coated ones. You will have the advantage of healthy fats, fibre and protein, and antioxidants that may help lower your blood sugar level.

Almonds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. They have an estimated GI score of 0 and thus can help boost metabolism. To enjoy this and other health benefits of chocolate and almonds, consuming them separately is advisable. But, if you still want to have the best of both worlds, follow these alterations.

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