Nutrition 1 MIN READ

Tea & Samosa: Finding Healthier Alternatives for Glucose Stability

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Samosas and tea with milk and sugar are popular snacks. However, samosas are made with refined flour and stuffed with potatoes. A combination that makes this snack high in refined carbohydrates and can cause a spike in glucose levels. It can be problematic for individuals with glucose control issues. This can be further exacerbated by the addition of milk and sugar to the tea.

Your Tea-Time Snacks for Better Glucose Control
• Try to avoid snacking on samosas on an empty stomach. This will help in portion control and prevent a sugar spike.
• Consuming samosas with protein or vegetable filling like paneer or soya keema will add much-needed protein to this meal. You can also use wholegrain flour for the crust instead of refined flour.
• Try not to drink tea immediately before or after consuming samosa. Keep a gap of at least 2 hours between the two. Drink tea without sugar or milk to cut down on the carbs.
• Take a 10-minute walk after consuming samosa with tea. This will help to metabolize glucose and lower the blood sugar level.

Samosas are a high glycemic index food that causes a spike in glucose levels. The potato filling further contributes to this spike as potatoes are rich in starch. Adding tea with milk and sugar can cause a glycemic load and lead to hyperglycemia. Try samosa with crust whole grains like ragi, millet, or multigrain flour. Adding protein-rich filling like shredded chicken, mutton, peas, etc will make the samosa much healthier.

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