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The Sweet Truth: How French Toast Can Trigger Hyperglycemia

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Plain french toast made with maida or white bread can cause a rapid spike in blood sugar levels due to the high glycemic index (GI) of the bread. Additionally, plain french toast is high in carbs because of its key ingredients bread, sugar, and milk. When you eat plain french toast, the bread and sugar break down into glucose, which enters the bloodstream and raises blood glucose levels leading to a hyperglycemic spike.

Optimising Plain French Toast for Healthy Blood Sugar Levels
• Choose no-carb or low-carb flour, like almond flour or coconut flour, as the base of the bread.
• Add additional protein (2 eggs) with plain french toast. Proteins change the GI of the meal and help stabilize the spikes.
• Avoid adding table sugar to your toast. Instead, check for alternate sugar options or plant-based sweeteners like stevia.
• Opt for a savoury french toast instead of a sweet one.

Additionally, the insulin response to the glucose in french toast can vary depending on the type of bread used, the amount of added sugar, and other factors. Consuming french toast in moderation as part of a balanced diet can help maintain healthy glucose metabolism.

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