Nutrition 1 MIN READ

The Wingman for Blood Sugar: How Chicken Breast Can Help Control Glucose

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Chicken breast is a popular lean protein source that can have positive effects on glucose metabolism. Consuming lean protein sources like chicken breast can help to slow down the absorption of glucose into the bloodstream, which can improve blood sugar control and insulin sensitivity. Furthermore, chicken breast is a good source of niacin, vitamin B6, and phosphorus, all of which are important for optimal glucose metabolism.

Optimising glucose levels with chicken breast
• You can pair chicken with a portion of salad and a small portion of complex carbs to make it a complete meal.
• Try avoiding sugar in the gravies or any other additives
• Try to choose high-quality chicken that is free-range or organic, and has been raised without antibiotics or hormones.
• Try to avoid deep-frying or using high-fat cooking methods when preparing chicken breast. Instead, try grilling, baking, or roasting chicken breast with healthy herbs and spices.

Protein has been shown to have a positive effect on glucose metabolism by stimulating the production of glucagon, a hormone that helps to regulate blood glucose levels by promoting the breakdown of glycogen stored in the liver. Additionally, protein can increase satiety and reduce the consumption of high-carbohydrate and high-fat foods, which can contribute to insulin resistance and impaired glucose tolerance.

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