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Tea Time with Besan: The Surprising Secret to Better Blood Glucose Management

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Gram flour, the main ingredient in besan chilla, has a low glycemic index, which means it does not cause a rapid spike in blood sugar levels. However, besan contains more carbohydrates by composition than protein which can lead to an increase in sugar levels. Whereas milk is added to tea, it can increase the glycemic load of the beverage causing spikes in blood sugar levels.

Besan and Milk Tea: Simple Eating Habits for Optimal Blood Sugar Levels
• Opt for dal dosas with low-carb mixes.
• Add psyllium husk (grind in a mixer) to the chilla batter.
• Opt for besan chilla and solid protein curry, as protein will dull the spike.
• Drink tea after a gap of 2 hours to check what’s causing the spike to optimize better.
• Combine besan chilla with vegetables.

Foods like besan chilla have a low GI and are digested and absorbed slowly, resulting in a slower rise in blood glucose levels. Whereas milk contains lactose, a natural sugar that can affect blood sugar levels. When consumed, lactose is broken down into glucose and galactose by the enzyme lactase in the small intestine. Glucose then enters the bloodstream, raising blood sugar levels.

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