Nutrition 0 MIN READ

The Noodle Dilemma: Instant Noodles Without Sabotaging Your Blood Sugar

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

2 minute noodles, or instant noodles, are often high in refined carbohydrates. Also, they have a high glycemic index, which can lead to spikes in blood glucose levels. Consuming these noodles regularly can contribute to developing insulin resistance. Therefore, individuals at risk need to limit their intake of instant noodles.

How to optimise your instant noodles consumption?
• Choose whole-grain noodles to slow down the digestion process.
• Use a smaller portion size to reduce the number of carbohydrates consumed.
• Pair your noodles with fibre-rich foods to help regulate blood sugar levels.
• Add protein and healthy fats to your noodles to promote fullness.
• Try other alternatives to instant noodles, like zucchini noodles which have lower carbohydrate content

When we consume instant noodles, they are rapidly digested and increase blood glucose. However, frequent consumption of 2-minute noodles can lead to insulin resistance. Hence, cells become less responsive to the glucose level in the blood. Therefore, consuming instant noodles in fewer amounts and choosing low glycemic index options to support healthy glucose metabolism are recommended.

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