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Tasty Treats for Glycemic Control: The Pound cake edition!

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Pound cake is baked using refined wheat flour (maida) and a lot of sugar. Both these are high-glycaemic foods, which spike blood sugar levels. Foods with high glycaemic index (GI), such as pound cake may cause a rapid rise in blood sugar levels. When you consume high-GI foods, they are quickly digested and broken down into glucose, which is then released into the bloodstream.

Improving glucose balance while consuming pound cake
• Try to limit the portion size to 30-40 gms per serving.
• If eating a home-baked pound cake, you may swap refined wheat flour with almond flour and coconut flakes.
• Sprinkle some nuts for good fats in the cake.
• Instead of artificial sugar, try choosing natural sweeteners like stevia to observe better responses in blood glucose.

Pound cake contains ingredients that are high in glycemic index, which means they can cause a rapid increase in blood sugar levels. Consuming these ingredients in excess can increase the risk of obesity and cardiovascular disease. However, enjoying pound cake in moderation can help avoid these health risks.

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