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Taco ’bout Trouble: How Soft Chicken Tacos Spike Your Glucose Levels

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Taco tortillas made with refined wheat flour (Maida) have a high GI score. Additionally, if tacos are made with low-fibre and protein ingredients, they can elevate hyperglycemia. However, they can be safe to consume if made with well-balanced ingredients. Tacos can be made using healthier ingredients like chicken and lettuce with a low glycemic index (GI) score.

Tweak your tacos to enjoy them fullest
• You can try making taco shells home with low-carb flour like coconut or almond flour.
• Try making taco-less tacos using options like lettuce, eggs or seaweed instead of refined flour.
• You can consider adding more chicken to make your tacos protein-rich. Try adding non-starchy veggies to add fibre content.
• If you buy tacos from stores, consider checking the labels for ingredients.

Tacos have a high GI score of 70. The GI score of lettuce is 15, which makes tacos healthier and helps maintain the blood glucose level. Tacos containing chicken are rich in protein; a high-protein diet improves blood sugar control. Optimising tacos can prevent sudden spikes in your blood sugar levels.

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