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Truffle Trouble: How White Carbs in Truffles Can Increase Your Blood Sugar Level

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Truffles are a type of edible fungi that have been found to have various health benefits. Truffles can be an excellent source of antioxidants. Truffles themselves are typically low in carbohydrates and sugars, but they are often prepared in ways that may contribute to hyperglycemia, such as being served with white carbs (such as those found in spaghetti or risotto), which are high on the glycemic index.

Optimise your diet with truffles
• Make smart carb choices and consider selecting black rice or cauliflower rice as alternatives, with the added indulgence of truffle dressing or shavings.
• Pair truffle dishes with a source of protein, such as lean meat, fish, or tofu, to slow down the digestion of carbohydrates and prevent rapid spikes in blood glucose levels.
• Include healthy fats in the meal, such as avocado or nuts, to help slow down the digestion of carbohydrates and promote satiety.
• Truffle oil can be a delicious addition to dishes, but it is often made with synthetic flavours and may not contain the same bioactive compounds as fresh truffles. If you do use truffle oil, use it sparingly and consider using fresh truffles as well.

Truffle extracts are known to increase insulin sensitivity, which is an important factor in regulating glucose metabolism. They have a low glycaemic index, meaning they have a minimal impact on blood sugar levels. However, when consumed with white carbohydrates like bread, pasta or rice, the carbohydrates break down into simple sugars and enter the bloodstream. This can lead to a sudden surge in blood sugar levels, even when consumed with truffles.

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