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The dark side of caramel macchiato: Unpacking its link to blood sugar spikes

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Caramel macchiato (grande) is a coffee-based drink with high sugar content. Regularly consuming coffee macchiato (grande) may cause high blood glucose levels and insulin resistance. This can negatively impact glucose metabolism, particularly in individuals with impaired glucose tolerance or diabetes. It is essential to track your sugar intake and choose low-sugar alternatives. It is best to limit the consumption of such drinks to maintain healthy glucose metabolism.

Optimising your caramel macchiato (grande) to reduce glucose fluctuations
• You can choose a smaller size or opt for a sugar-free version of caramel macchiato (grande) to reduce sugar intake.
• Try to consume the beverage with a meal or snack that includes fibre and protein. This will slow down the absorption of sugar.
• Consider consuming it once or twice a week to reduce overall sugar intake.
• You can opt for caffeine-free beverages such as herbal teas.

Caramel macchiato (grande) is a coffee beverage that contains espresso, steamed milk and caramel syrup. It also has a high sugar content due to caramel syrup, which can cause a spike in blood sugar levels. So, it’s best to follow the tweaks suggested earlier and monitor blood sugar levels regularly.

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