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The sweet science behind dried prunes and glucose control

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Dried prunes are a great source of simple carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. However, the consumption of simple sugars can lead to a hyperglycemic response. You can achieve greater glucose stability by pairing dried prunes with protein, like in a whey protein smoothie. In addition, changing the nuts in your snack mix can also help with glucose control.

How to optimize dried prunes?
• Add dried prunes and figs to your whey protein smoothie for flavour and nutrients.
• Consume dried prunes separately with protein for greater stability of your blood glucose levels.
• Add nuts such as almonds, cashews, or walnuts to your snack mix for diversity and nutrient density, and to decrease the consumption of dried prunes.

The science behind this association is that adding protein and fibre to carbohydrates slows down the digestion and absorption of sugars into the bloodstream. This leads to a more stable glucose response and can be beneficial for individuals looking to control their blood sugar levels.

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