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To Chew or Not to Chew? The Sweet Connection Between Paan and Blood Glucose

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Paan is made from betel leaves, often flavoured with tutti frutti and dry dates. These ingredients are high in sugar and carbohydrates, which can cause a rapid increase in blood sugar levels, leading to hyperglycemia in individuals, specially those insulin resistance. Therefore, it is advisable to limit or avoid the consumption of such paan preparations to prevent the onset or worsening of hyperglycemia.

Ways to optimize the consumption of paan with tutti frutti and dry dates
• You can limit the portion size of the paan. Have one pan in a day to reduce the intake of sugar and carbohydrates.
• Try avoiding adding additional sweeteners, such as syrup or condensed milk, to the paan. You can also choose plain paan without sugars and add homemade fennel seeds in it for added benefits.
• Eat paan as part of a balanced meal to prevent glucose fluctuations.

Consuming paan with tutti frutti and dry dates increases blood sugar levels due to their high sugar and carbohydrate content. These ingredients can cause a rapid rise in blood glucose levels. Individuals with insulin resistance are particularly susceptible to this effect and should limit their consumption of such paan preparations.

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