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The Sweet and Sour Truth About Watermelon Juice and Blood Glucose Levels

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Watermelon juice has been found to affect glucose metabolism positively. Its natural sugar content help regulates blood sugar levels. However, the impact on blood glucose levels depends on the amount of juice consumed. Generally, more than one portion of fruit is required to make fruit juice. The reason is fruit juice typically lacks the fibre in one whole fruit. So, the juice does not contain much fibre and is rich in carbohydrates. This carbohydrate-rich juice has a high glycemic index that rapidly increases blood glucose levels.

Stabilising your blood glucose level while drinking watermelon juice
• Choose ripe watermelon to lower the glycemic index of your juice.
• Consider adding sources of fibre, such as chia seeds or flaxseeds, to slow the absorption of sugar.
• Try to eat whole fruit instead of watermelon juice.
• Consider consuming in moderation to avoid excessive sugar intake.
• Try not to add any sweeteners to reduce the glycemic load of the juice.

Watermelon juice can impact glucose metabolism by raising blood sugar levels due to its natural sugar content. Still, it also contains nutrients like fibre and antioxidants. These may help slow down the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream. Additionally, some studies suggest that watermelon may benefit glucose metabolism by improving insulin sensitivity and reducing inflammation.

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