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The Sugar Rush Salad: Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Oil, Vinegar, and Glucose

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Tomato and cucumber salad with oil and vinegar contains simple and complex sugars. These sugars can elevate glucose levels in the bloodstream. The natural sugars found in tomatoes and cucumbers can also spike glucose levels, especially when combined with the dressing. To avoid this, it’s essential to monitor your blood sugar levels closely and limit the intake of this salad.

 Optimise salads to regulate glucose spikes
• Try using apple cider vinegar (ACV) instead of regular vinegar and increase the amount of dressing used.
• Consider adding 100g of cooked protein, such as paneer, chicken, or soya chunks, to the salad to slow down the release of glucose into the bloodstream.
• Add high-fibre vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats to salads to regulate glucose spikes.

Fructose and glucose, the natural sugars in tomato and cucumber salad with vinegar and oil dressing, can cause hyperglycemia. Vinegar’s acetic acid slows sugar absorption, causing delayed and prolonged spikes in blood glucose levels. Monitoring blood glucose levels closely and limiting the intake of this salad can help prevent spikes in glucose levels.

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