Nutrition 1 MIN READ

The Fried-Chicken Dilemma: How It Affects Your Body’s Sugar Control

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Fried chicken is globally considered a well-loved and well-recognised meal. There are several ways to enjoy breaded and fried chicken while maintaining healthy glucose levels. Understanding the association between breaded and fried chicken and glucose metabolism is crucial for developing effective dietary interventions to prevent and manage metabolic disorders.

Optimising Breaded and Fried Chicken for Improved Glucose Metabolism
• Try air frying or baking chicken instead of deep-frying to reduce the oil used.
• Consider using whole-grain breadcrumbs instead of refined breadcrumbs to increase fibre content.
• You may also try using almond flour or coconut flour instead of breadcrumbs to reduce carbohydrate intake.
• Add herbs and spices to the breading mix instead of salt to reduce sodium intake.
• Pair breaded and fried chicken with non-starchy vegetables or a salad to increase the fibre and nutrient content of the meal.

Breaded and fried chicken is high in fat, calories, and carbohydrates, which can lead to insulin resistance and impaired glucose metabolism. The high temperature used in frying can also generate advanced glycation end products (AGEs), which can damage the body’s cells and tissues. Consuming a diet high in fried foods like breaded chicken may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and other metabolic disorders.

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