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Effect of porridge on blood sugar

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Inchindown, Jun 22, 2019.

  1. Retrorokit

    Retrorokit · Newbie

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    Hi I am new here I hope you don’t mind me commenting! I notice you said you were eating porridge with apple and dates. Dates are renowned for creating sugar spikes. They are roughly 75grams of carbs per 100gms! Dates are high in fructose which though a fruit sugar is still a sugar. If you removed dates from your porridge this mayhelp.
    It’s a shame as they are delicious but they are also big and heavy especially medjool dates is easy to not realise how much extra carbs you are adding in if judging by eye and not the scales!
     
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  2. bellapodus

    bellapodus Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I love porridge. It's my comfort food.
    Sadly, it spikes my BG so much. I had some yesterday as I wanted to see if it still did this. Yikes! 2 hours after and it had risen by 10. Not to 10 but risen by 10! Seriously, not going to try it again
     
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    kvetiny Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Even a single Weetabix will spike my sugars so had to give that up and porridge. I eat little in the day or very low carbs and I can keep my blood sugars in the normal range until tea time then it jumps right up. Trying to reduce my carbs at tea time but I miss them and I'm starving by tea time and eat a proper meal.
     
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  4. MrsA2

    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    There are quite a few low carb 'porridge' recipes out there, some are even quite edible. Try googling keto porridge and try a few, perhaps?
     
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