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The coconut conundrum: Balancing hydration and glucose control

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Coconut water’s hydrating properties are known to all. But it is essential to be aware of its impact on glucose metabolism. Coconut water is a source of carbohydrates and natural sugars, which can elevate blood glucose levels in some people.

Optimising coconut water intake: Some solutions
• You could pair it with good fats like mixed nuts or seeds. This can help slow down the absorption of sugars and reduce the risk of glucose spikes.
• Pairing coconut water with a protein source like beans or sprouts salad can also help stabilize blood sugar levels.
• Try to take a short walk for 10 minutes after consuming coconut water. This helps improve insulin sensitivity and increase glucose uptake in the muscles. This will reduce the impact on blood sugar levels.

So, while coconut water can elevate blood glucose levels, pairing it with a source of good fats or proteins, taking a short walk after consuming it or using it as an intra-workout option can help reduce its impact on glucose metabolism.

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