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How Can We Slow The Digestion Of Carbs And Lower The Post Meal Glucose Spike.

A DiabetesTeam Member asked a question πŸ’­

How can we slow the digestion of carbs and lower the post meal glucose spike.

Some tricks to slow the absorption of carbs in pasta, rice, potatoes.
1) cook the carbs al dente, this will slow the digestion rate.

2) eat with vegetables, protein and fat, this will slow digestion more. In fact, if you eat in this specific order you will slow digestion more. 1st bite vegetables, 2nd bite vegetables, 3rd bite protein, 4th bite carbs - you will slow digestion more.

3) eat the carbs cold, after… read more

posted July 7
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A DiabetesTeam Member

The rice is cooked, just not to the point of being soft and mushy. It sticks together so that chop sticks can be better utilized.

posted July 8
A DiabetesTeam Member

Never eat a naked carb!!!!

posted July 8
A DiabetesTeam Member

@A DiabetesTeam Member

Thank you Henry πŸ€—

posted July 8
A DiabetesTeam Member

Hi Hkc... thank you for the explanation.
Is that why Japanese eat their rice not all the way cooked 🍚? That's what I have heard before. Have a blessed night πŸ™.

posted July 7
A DiabetesTeam Member

The first thing any diabetic needs to do before thinking about slowing the digestion of carbs is by regular blood glucose testing build up a profile of

A) what carbs raise your bgs most

B) what times of the day are you most carb sensitive. EG for me it’s last thing at night and breakfast

I’m very carb sensitive so for the only strategy for me is to eat a very low carb diet with regular exercise whether that is walking or gym.

posted July 8

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