Nutrition 1 MIN READ

The Sweet Sip of Danger: Managing Blood Sugar with Flat White

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Flat white is a popular coffee beverage made with a shot of espresso and steamed milk. While this drink is a delicious way to start the day, it may cause hyperglycemia in individuals with diabetes due to the milk sugar. Additionally, some people may be more sensitive to the caffeine in coffee, which can affect blood sugar levels and should be consumed in moderation.

Ways to optimise Flat White
• Try almond milk or other nut milk instead of dairy milk to reduce the amount of milk sugar in the drink.
• You can opt for unsweetened or no sugar added flat white to avoid added sugars.
• Consider using alternative sweeteners like stevia instead of sugar.
• Pairing your flat white with a low-carb snack or meal, such as a handful of nuts or a salad with protein is a good option to balance out the carbs.

Milk sugar present in flat white can be absorbed quickly by the body and cause a rapid spike in blood sugar levels, which can be dangerous for individuals with diabetes. Especially when the person consumes a large amount of milk or has other high-carbohydrate foods along with it. However, by making simple adjustments to your coffee drink, you can enjoy your coffee without guilt.

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