Nutrition 1 MIN READ

Wrapping Your Head Around Falafel and Blood Sugar

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Falafel wraps are a delicious and popular food option for many, but they can be a potential source of concern for individuals with diabetes due to their high carbohydrate content.

Creating a Healthier Falafel Wrap
• Adding a yoghurt dip provides protein and healthy fats, which can slow down the absorption of carbohydrates and prevent blood sugar spikes.
• You can add some protein sources, like grilled chicken or paneer to the wrap.
• Consider making your wrap using almond flour or low-carb flour instead of refined flour.
• Try having a smaller portion of falafel in your wrap to reduce the carbohydrate content and prevent blood sugar spikes.
• Consider pairing your falafel wrap with a low glycemic index side dish such as a salad or vegetable dish.

Falafel wraps are made of refined flours which are high on the glycemic index and are broken down quickly in the body, causing a spike in blood sugar levels. Additionally, the pulses in falafel are high in carbohydrates, which can add to the glycemic load of the meal. So, while falafel wraps can be a potential source of concern for individuals with diabetes, there are several ways to optimise this delicious meal for better blood sugar control.

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