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Sweet Potatoes: The Root of All Sweetness & Glucose Spikes

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Sweet potatoes are often touted as a healthier alternative to regular potatoes. It is because they contain many nutrients. They are a rich source of vitamins A and C, potassium, and fibre. However, their high carbohydrate content can spike your glucose levels.

Sweeten the deal with sweet potatoes.
• Practice portion control. Limit your intake to about 30 grams of sweet potato.
• Try pairing sweet potatoes with foods that contain protein and healthy fats. They can help slow down the absorption of glucose into the bloodstream.
• For example, you could try topping a baked sweet potato with meats like chicken or healthy fats like cheese. This turns the sweet potato into a ‘jacket potato’. This changes the glycaemic index (GI) of the meal once the fat and protein are combined.

By using these tips, you can still enjoy the delicious taste and nutritional benefits of sweet potatoes while managing your blood sugar levels effectively. Remember to monitor your response to different meals and adjust your intake accordingly.

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