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The Nutty Truth: How Pecan Nuts Act on Blood Glucose Levels

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Nuts are considered superfoods because they are nutrient-rich. In this sense, pecan nuts are heart-healthy foods. They are rich in protein and contain fewer carbohydrates. Pecan nuts have a low glycemic index due to their good fats. But due to a low glycemic index, carbohydrate absorption becomes low. This can ultimately lead to hypoglycemia. When pecan nuts are paired with high GI carbs, it can lead to hyperglycemia.

How to Consume Pecan Nuts for Optimum Glucose Levels
• Try pairing pecan nuts with 1-2 bananas (around 30g) for a quick snack. This provides the necessary carbohydrates to prevent hypoglycemia.
• Processed pecan nuts should be avoided. They contain added sugars, which can cause hyperglycemic events leading to a poor score.
• Consider adding pecan nuts to salads. The proteins and fats help in maintaining the glucose level.

Portion control is important when consuming pecan nuts for optimum glucose levels. Pecans are high in calories, and overeating them can lead to weight gain and poor glucose control. Combining pecans with protein and fibre can slow down the absorption of glucose into the bloodstream, preventing spikes in blood sugar levels.

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