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When Comfort Food Causes Chaos: How Bisi Bele Bath Can Spike Glucose Levels

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Bisi Bele Bath combines rice and pulses, which contain more carbs than protein. Cooking pulses reduces the fibre content, leaving mostly carbs, which can raise glucose levels when paired with rice. Rice, due to its high glycemic index, can also cause a rapid rise in blood sugar levels.

Tips for optimising Bisi Bele Bath for glucose management
• You may add another rich source of protein, like tofu, chicken, or fish, to the meal. This increases satiety, stabilises blood sugar levels, and provides necessary amino acids.
• Try to reduce the portion of rice in Bisi Bele Bath. You may add more non-starchy vegetables like bell peppers for additional fibre and nutrients.
• You may start your meal with fibre-rich vegetables, then a protein like lentils and some complex carbohydrates. This food flow can balance glucose metabolism.

Bisi Bele Bath, with around 50-60g carbs per serving and complex and simple sugars like starch, sucrose, and fructose, can cause a rapid rise in postprandial blood glucose levels. Adding fibre-rich vegetables can help mitigate the effects of high carbohydrate content for those with impaired glucose tolerance.

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