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Sweet, Salty and Spicey: Chaat’s impact on Blood Sugar

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Chaat is a popular savoury snack in the Indian subcontinent, typically sold by street vendors. It is commonly made up of simple carbohydrates, like refined flour or durum wheat, which can cause a spike in blood sugar levels.

Tips to get the best out of your favourite chaat
• Change the base of your chaat. Try keto-style low-carb puris made of almond, chia, or oats flour.
• Try portion control for the chaat; take only 30–50 grams of bhel for one serving.
• Add a veggie starter. Take a small salad or fibre source to make your chaat more fulfilling.
• Drink a protein shake or eat paneer, cheese or meat before making your chaat snack.

The base of the chaat is made up of refined flour with a high glycemic index of 71. That causes rapid spikes in blood glucose levels or hyperglycemia. Use the flour component with healthier options. Add more fibre and protein elements to make chaat light and nutritious.

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