Nutrition 1 MIN READ

Vegetable Spring Roll – Rolling Smoothly into a Sugar Spike

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Vegetable spring rolls are typically filled with vegetables like carrots, cabbage, and bean sprouts. These ingredients have a relatively low GI, which means they are digested and absorbed more slowly, causing a gradual rise in blood sugar levels. But vegetable spring rolls are coated with refined wheat flour, which can cause hyperglycemia. Vegetable spring rolls are deep-fried and contain a lot of trans fats that are tough for the body to break down.

A healthier spring roll
• Consider using a low-carb flour for the coating, such as almond or lupin flour.
• Add a green salad, onion and celery to bring down the GI. Some of the other vegetables in the roll could cause a hyperglycaemic event.
• Consider air-frying the roll instead of deep frying.
• Consider controlling the portion size of your vegetable spring rolls. That way, you could satisfy your taste buds and avoid a glucose spike.

While vegetables can be a part of a healthy diet and provide essential nutrients, the impact of spring rolls on glucose metabolism depends on various factors. Consider the specific ingredients used, cooking method, portion size, and individual metabolic health. To optimise glucose metabolism, it is vital to have a healthy diet. A balanced diet with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and healthy fats is ideal.

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