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The Smart Way to Sip Red Wine And Prevent Blood Sugar Spikes

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Red wine is believed to have some health benefits, including helping to control blood sugar levels. It contains substances that can prevent glucose absorption in the intestines, which can lower blood sugar. However, it’s important to remember that red wine still includes some carbohydrates, which can affect blood sugar levels, especially if consumed in large amounts or with other carbohydrate-containing foods.

Managing Blood Sugar Levels When Enjoying Red Wine
• Limit consumption to one drink.
• Avoid having it with sweets or after it.
• Pair red wine with foods high in “good fats”, such as cheese, olives, and nuts, to help stabilise glucose spikes.
• Consume a salad (fibre) and protein-rich meal before indulging in red wine to buffer alcohol spikes.
• Hydrate with water and salts while drinking to prevent dehydration and further aid in blood sugar management.

The science behind the potential health benefits of red wine is based on its content of antioxidants and phenols that can help inhibit glucose absorption in the intestines, leading to a hypoglycemic effect. This makes it a potentially valuable addition to blood sugar management strategies for people with conditions such as diabetes.

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